Breast Cancer Risks
Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
This FORCE-endorsed book was written by founder and Executive Director Sue Friedman; geneticist Rebecca Sutphen, MD; and health writer, Kathy Steligo. This book is a comprehensive resource on all topics related to hereditary cancer, genetic testing, and risk-management.
Noncarriers in BRCA1/BRCA2 families do not have increased risk of breast cancer
Article on research from 2011 indicating that women who test "true negative" (they didn't inherit the BRCA mutation in their family) do not have elevated risk for breast cancer.
Women with HBOC are diagnosed with cancer earlier than their mothers and grandmothers
Article on research from 2011 indicating that women with BRCA mutations are diagnosed younger than women in prior generations.
Empowered with Exercise
Fall 2005 FORCE newsletter article about the link between exercise and cancer risk
Diet and Other Lifestyle Factors in Hereditary Cancers
Fall 2006 FORCE newsletter article summarizing Dr. Nagi Kumar’s presentation at our 2006 conference on the effects of diet and lifestyle on hereditary cancer and risk.
Modifiers of Risk
Summer 2006 FORCE newsletter article summarizing Dr. Narod’s presentation at our 2006 conference on factors that may modify risk for cancer for BRCA mutation carriers.
Other Genes Can Modify BRCA Breast Cancer Risk
Summer 2008 FORCE newsletter article on research discovery of gene variations that can affect the risk for breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations
Exercise, obesity, and cancer prevention: An update
Free webinar by Dr. Kathryn Schmitz on exercise to lower cancer risk in high-risk women.
Updates in Hereditary Cancer Research
This webcast from Dr. Narod's session at our 2011 annual conference discusses risk for a second breast cancer in breast cancer survivors with BRCA mutations.
Diet and Other Lifestyle Factors
Webcast from 2011 conference presented by Nagi Kumar, PhD on dietary and nutritional factors that may affect cancer risk in mutation carriers.
BRCA in Men
Webcast from 2010 conference session presented by Mary Daly, MD on cancer risks and detection in men with mutations.
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