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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.

High-Risk Surveillance for Breast Cancer
2012 webinar on surveillance for women at high risk for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Detection Clinical Trials
Search for breast cancer detection studies through clinicaltrials.gov.

Nonsurgical Approaches to Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk Management
Webcast from 2010 Joining FORCE Conference presenting options for surveillance and nonsurgical prevention of breast cancer in high-risk women.

Study for Previvors Choosing Breast Surveillance: Can Exercise Lower Risk?
Article from Fall 2011 Joining FORCEs Newsletter about research examining whether exercise can lower the risk for breast cancer.

Mammograms for Young BRCA Mutation Carriers
Article from Fall 2009 Joining FORCEs Newsletter, with review of research study suggesting that mammography may hold some risks for women below the age of 30 who are undergoing high-risk screening.

FORCE Position Statement on Breast Cancer Screening Guideline Changes
FORCE response to the United States Preventive Services Task FORCE (USPSTF) guideline changes recommending: against breast self exam; changing the age of onset of mammography screening from age 40 to 50; and changing mammography screening guidelines from yearly to every 2 years.

MRI Screening for High-risk Women
Summer 2005 Joining FORCEs Newsletter article about research on the benefits of including MRI as part of high-risk surveillance for breast cancer.

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