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Previvor Finds Her Funny Side, October 6, 2015, Herald-Tribune

Awareness of Heredity Helps Women Know Cancer Risks, October 1, 2015, WTOP News

National Previvor Day, September 30, 2015, CT Style

8 Facts About Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer That Could Save Your Life, September 29, 2015, Nancy’s Point

A Personal Perspective, September 26, 2015, JUF News

The Breast Cancer Gene and Me, September 25, 2015, The New York Times

Can Cancer Ever Be Funny? Comedian Caitlin Brodnick Thinks So, September 12, 2015, The Washington Post

A True Force: Volunteer Ellyn Davidson brings her expertise
to national group for hereditary breast cancer
, September 10, 2015, Detroit Jewish News

Genetics May Fuel Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women, September 6, 2015, Philadelphia Inquirer

What Would You Do If You Found Out You Had The Breast Cancer Gene Mutation? September 1, 2015, SELF

Registry for Patients, Survivors and “Previvors” Aims to Power Outcomes-Based Research, August 31, 2015, Cure Today

Genetic Testing Can Lead to Insights – or Uncertainty, August 13, 2015, Cure Today

Body Double: An Army Soldier With a Double Mastectomy Gets an Unusual Call From Hollywood, August 13, 2015, Runners World

Breast Cancer Panels May Force Women to Pay for Mammography Screenings, August 13, 2015, Forward

USF and Cancer Advocacy Organization FORCE Awarded $1.45M to Advance Clinical Research Network, August 12, 2015, USF Health News

36 Under 36: Sivan Schondorf, July 2015, Oy!Chicago

Sue Friedman on Informed Decision-Making in Hereditary Cancers, July 14, 2015,

Spotlight On: FORCE, July 8, 2015, BFFL Co.

Sue Friedman Provides an Overview of the ABOUT Network, July 7, 2015,

Facing the Risks of Hereditary Cancer, July 6, 2015, NJTV News

Sue Friedman on Informed Decision-Making in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers, June 30, 2015, CURE Today

Testing Positive for BRCA - The Genetic Mutation that Raises Cancer Risk, June 11, 2015, WTNH News CT Style

Teal Ribbons Out in FORCE, June 3, 2015, Coastal Connecticut

Ashworth Receives Award From Cancer Nonprofit, June 2, 2015, UCSF

How Genetic Tests Can Reveal a Hidden Family History of Cancer, May 20, 2015, NBC Nightly News

Genetic Testing Moves Into World of Employee Health, April 28, 2015, Associated Press

Previvorship: Managing Cancer Risk Decisions in Unaffected BRCA-Positive Women, April 28, 2015, Oncology Nurse Advisor

Difficult Choices For Women With Genetic Cancer Risk, April 24, 2015, ABC Local 10 News South Florida

At High Risk For Breast and Ovarian Cancer, April 23, 2015, West Point Tidewater Review

Hunt for Deadly Breast Cancer Genes Pools Thousands of Women, April 21, 2015, Bloomberg Business

BRCA Gene Datashare Will Help Detect Cancer Risk, April 21, 2015, USA Today

With BRCA Genetic Testing on the Rise, Insurers Balk, April 19, 2015, Philadelphia Inquirer

GVSU Senior Says BRCAn’t Stop Me, April 13, 2015, USA Today

Genetic Mutations Raise Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, April 12, 2015, Daily Press

Choice Means Everything for Women with BRCA Gene, April 10, 2015, The Virginian Pilot

Angelina Jolie’s Surgery: How Others Face The Risk, April 3, 2015, CBS8 San Diego

Angelina’s Surgery: Covered By Insurance?, March 31, 2015, WebMD

Young Henrico Mom Chose Surgery To Evade Breast Cancer, March 29, 2015, Richmond Times Dispatch

I Have The Same Mutated Cancer Gene as Angelina Jolie, March 26, 2015,

The Powerful ‘Angelina Effect’: Jolie’s Impact on Genetic Breast Cancer Testing, March 25, 2015, Lancaster Online

Angelina Jolie’s Latest Medical Decision Resonates with Women, March 25, 2015, Boston Globe

Angelina Jolie Discusses Her Tough Choices, March 25, 2015, Philadelphia Inquirer

What I Share With Angelina Jolie, March 25, 2015,

Jolie’s Disclosure Highlights Women’s Painful Choices, March 25, 2015, Stuff.Co.NZ

Who Covers The Cost of Preventive Surgery Like Angelina Jolie’s, March 25, 2015,

Angelina Jolie Discusses Her Recent Surgery Vis-à-Vis Another Patient That Had the Same Surgery, March 25, 2015, Dispatch Times

Local Doctors Thoughts on Jolie’s Decisions, March 24, 2015, NBC King5 News

Local Women on Removing Ovaries: I’ve Been Able to Be Proactive, March 24, 2015, NBC4-DC

Local Mom Speaks Out On Removing Her Ovaries, March 24, 2015, WUSA9-DC

How the ACA Has Helped Women Like Angelina Jolie, March 24, 2015, MSNBC

Tampa Cancer Survivor Hopes Jolie’s Story Shines Light on Genetic Counseling, March 24, 2015, Fox 13 Tampa - WFLA

Jolie’s Disclosure Highlights Women’s Painful Choices, March 24, 2015, USA Today

Angelina Jolie and Women’s Health, March 24, 2015, LA NPR Affiliate (KCRW)

NY Times Op-Ed Comments, March 24, 2015, New York Times

Lynn Woman Has No Regrets After Preventative Surgeries, March 24, 2015, CBS Boston

Tampa Cancer Survivor Hopes Jolie’s Story Shines Light on Genetic Counseling, March 24, 2015, WFLA News 8 Tampa

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed in Hopes of Reducing Cancer Risk, March 24, 2015, CBS NY

Huntington Woods Mother Shares Angelina Jolie’s Decision For Preventive Cancer Surgery, March 24, 2015, WXYZ Detroit

Notes From a Previvor, Winter 2014, Gunnison County Times

A Battle Against Cancer Includes Effort to Raise Awareness, February 4, 2015, Northwest Community Television Channel 12

Forum Focuses on Knowing Facts of Cancer, New Jersey Jewish News, February 4, 2015

Heart Disease in BRCA Mutation Carriers, January 5, 2015, Oncology Nursing News

Etheridge’s Breast Cancer Comments Stir Debate, December 1, 2014, The Courier-Journal

FORCE Letter to Editor of AARP in response to "Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge Beat Cancer and Heartbreak," November 18, 2014

Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Know The Facts, November 7, 2014, Health News Digest

Montville Athlete Supports a Cause That Really Hits Home, October 22, 2014,

It Helps to Know That You Are Not Alone, October 23, 2015, Carrollton Leader

Relative Risk, Fall/Winter 2014, Seattle Health Magazine

10 Things to Do Now to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk Later October 11, 2014, TODAY Health

Breast Cancer’s “Previvors,” Fighting the Disease Before it Arrives, October 5, 2014, New Jersey Star Ledger

Flat and Fabulous: Topless Tattoo Selfie Inspires Cancer Survivors, October 3, 2014, TODAY Health

Celebrate Previvor Day, October 1, 2014, Oncology Nursing Society

Miami Beach Celebrates 2014 National Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Week Sept. 28 – Oct. 4 and National Previvor Day on Oct. 1st, September 26, 2014, News

FORCE Celebrates 2014 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week September 28 – October 4 and National Previvor Day on October 1, September 23, 2014, Oncology Nursing News

Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Know the Facts, September 19, 2014, North American Press Syndicate

What Caught Our Eye This Week: Dr. Susan Love Discusses the Pros and Cons of BRCA Screening, September 12, 2014, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer, September 8, 2014, NPR

Cedars-Sinai to Host Symposium on Inherited Cancer Risk, September 4, 2914, Jewish Journal

How Angelina Jolie Changed Things for People With BRCA Mutations, August 20, 2014, Jewish Daily Forward.

Face Your Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Empowered, August 19, 2014, Breast Cancer Consortium

3rd Annual Cancer Fundraiser in Branford Hoping for Big Bucks, August 12, 2014, New Haven Register

ODAC Votes No on Accelerated Approval of Olaparib for Ovarian Cancer Maintenance Therapy, July 25, 2014, Oncology Times

Patient Powered Registry Uses Real-World Experiences to Help Guide Research, July 22, 2014, Oncology Nursing News

Genetic Tests Don’t Always Determine Your Fate, July 17, 2014, HuffPost Live

FORCE for Change, April 25, 2014, Living New Orleans Magazine

Annual Strike Out Cancer Baseball Game Raises Awareness About FORCE, April 22, 2014,

30 Days of MADE: Day 6 FORCE, April 6, 2014, Made Woman Magazine

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention, Jewish Federation Holds Forum, April 2, 2014, Hartford Courant

Gene Mutation Increases Risk of Cancer: Zumba for a Cure Raises Money and Awareness for Prevention, Thursday, April 3, 2014, Grand Valley Lanthorn

The Gathering Place to Hold Free BRCA Symposium, March 25, 2014,

Double Mastectomy: What Price Peace of Mind, February 2014, MORE Magazine

Mom and Daughter Battle Cancer Together, February 27, 2014, Raising Arizona Kids

Should I Remove My Ovaries? Demystifying Cancer Gene Research, February 25, 2014,

Life Saver: Women With Cancer Gene Should Remove Ovaries by 35, February 24, 2014, NBC News

Removing Ovaries Cuts Risk of Death in Gene Carriers, February, 24, 2014, USA Today

A Family With a Risk of Cancer Tries to Change Destiny, February 17, 2014, The Wall Street Journal

Alumni News: Sivan Kredow Schondorf, North Shore University Health System’s Go to Gal on BRCA Topic, January 31, 2014, Solomon Schecter Day Shabbat Bulletin

USF and Cancer Advocacy Organization FORCE get PCORI Award to Boost New National Clinical Research Network, January 23, 2014, USF Health

The ABC’s of DNA: Is Genetic Testing a Path to Wellness — or More Information Than You Want to Know?, January 2014, The Boca Raton Observer

Hakarat Ha’Tov, Recognizing FORCE, December 2013, The Tablet

Chicago Bears’ Coaches Wives Support FORCE in Fashion Show, November 26, 2013,

Cycle for FORCE, November 17, 2013, Tampa Times (3rd panel)

Addressing the Psychological Impact of BRCA Testing, October 29, 2013, Oncology Nurse Advisor

Before Angelina: Portraits of Breast Cancer Previvors and Survivors, October 28, 2013, TIME

Nevada County Event for Breast Cancer Care, Prevention, October 22, 2013, The Union

My Mastectomy, My Choice, October 20, 2013, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

In Briarcliff — Battling Breast Cancer, October 17, 2013, River Journal

Decoding Annie Parker Shines Light on Genetics of Breast Cancer, October 17, 2013, Mercury News

Who Can Challenge Myriad’s Monopoly in Breast Cancer Gene Tests? October 15, 2013, Forbes

Searching for Breast Cancer Gene, October 8, 2013, Jewish Journal

Weighing Surgeries in Light of a Breast Cancer Gene, October 7, 2013, The New York Times

Same Results ... Different Journey! October 2013, Fabulous 40rties Magazine

Decoding Annie Parker Film Screening, October 2, 2013, WUSA9 DC

Decoding Annie Parker — Movie Premiere Comes to DC, October 2, 2103, Shady Grove Fertility Insider’s Guide

Previvor Day Celebrates Knowledge, Power and Life, October 2, 2013, Penn Medicine

Annie Parker Film a Testament to Breast Cancer Advances, October 2, 2013, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Annie Parker Talks About Movie Decoding Annie Parker, BRCA Gene Linked to Cancer, October 1, 2013, WUSA9

Cancer Previvor Grateful She Doesn’t Have to Go Through What Her Mother Did, September 30, 2013, The Island Packet

Knowing Your Family Health History Could Save Your Life, September 30, 2013, WUSA9

Previvors Such as Amy Winokur Take Action to Prevent Deadly Cancers, September 30, WUSA9

9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer, September 23, 2013, Reader’s Digest

Film Explores Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Discovery, September 18, 2013, KNBC News Los Angeles

Woman Takes Preemptive Action After Learning Family History, September 16, 2012, WUSA9

Irene Rodda Brings New Support to Those Facing Hereditary Risk of Cancer, September 10, 2013, Memphis Medical New

Preventative Strike: Young Arlington Woman Chooses Breast Surgery Now, September 10, 2013, WUSA9

History of BRCA 2 Gene Mutation Helps Family Fight Breast Cancer, September 3, 2013, WUSA9

Previvors, September/October 2013, Bethesda Magazine

Film Highlights Breast Cancer Researcher, August 26, 2013, WUSA9

The Importance of Decoding Annie Parker, August 19, 2013, WUSA9

Pine Orchard Ladies Golf Tourney Benefits Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research, August 14, 2013, ShoreLine Times

BRCA ‘Jewish’ Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost: One Woman’s Survival Fight Doomed by Lack of Testing, August 13, 2013, The Jewish Daily Forward

To Cancer “Previvors,” Angelina Jolie’s Public Revelation Was a Gift of Support, July 12, 2013, The Washington Post

FORCE to Host Exclusive Screening of Feature Film in Palm Beach, July 2013, South Florida Health & Wellness

Full Disclosure: Why Moms Share Results of Their Genetic Breast Cancer Tests With Their Kids, July 3, 2013, Time

At Risk Local Women Take the Fight to Breast Cancer, June 23, 2013, The Virginian Pilot

BRCA Gene Decision Hailed, June 14, 2013, Jewish Journal

Priority Health: Court Ruling May Open Up Breast Cancer Gene TestsJune 13, 2013, Bay News 9 Tampa Bay

Supreme Court Rules That Genes Cannot Be Patented, June 14, 2013, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Myriad Gene Patent Ruling Triggers Race for Cancer Tests, June 14, 2013, Bloomberg

Supreme Court Ruling Will Reduce Cost of BRCA1 Test, June 14, 2013, My Fox Tampa Bay

Supreme Court Says Genes Cannot Be Patented, June 13, 2013, WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm Beach

Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Growing Choice Among U.S. Women, May 21, 2013, Nursing News

Beyond The Angelina Jolie Media Frenzy: Facts About BRCA, May 17, 2013, The New York Jewish Week

Court Says Human Genes Cannot Be Patented, June 13, 2013, WUSA9 Washington, DC

Jewish Women Declare Victory on Supreme Court BRCA Gene Mutation Case, June 13, 2013, The Jewish Daily Forward

“Show and Tell” Images of Breast Cancer Survivors, June 11, 2013, WTSP 10 News Tampa, Florida

After the Surgery, I Could Finally Focus on the Future, June 10, 2013, Gulf Times

Before Angelina Jolie, Local Women Understood, June 7, 2013, The Durango Herald

Can the Human Blueprint Have Owners?, June 6, 2013, The New York Times Room for Debate

After Costly Gene Testing, Treatments Add Up, June 5, 2013, WomensNews

Do Your Genes Increase Your Risk for Cancer?, June 1, 2013, South Florida Health & Wellness Magazine

Buddy Check: Genetic Testing to Prevent Cancer, May 28, 2013, PAHomePage

Genetic Testing, May 28, 2013, Daytime Tampa Bay

Striking Before Cancer Can: In a Family Targeted by Disease For Four Generations, Members Speak Out About Choosing to be “Previvors”, Not Survivors, May 28, 2013, The Boston Globe

Entrevista Sobre La Mastectomia Con La Sra. ChristinaAckerman de la Organizacion FORCE, May 24, 2013, Miguel Amante Show

Preventive Double Mastectomy is Nothing Compared to Freedom, May 23, 2013, RVA News Richmond, VA

For Two Local Women Double Mastectomy Was The Best Choice, May 22, 2013, The Chesterfield Observer

Insurers Are Blocking Access to Health Information, May 22, 2013, The Washington Post

Just One in 10 Breast Cancer Cases Are Hereditary Means a Lot of Women Need to Know, May 20,2013, The Washington Post

Mastectomy, May 18, 2013, Cada Manana

Sisters Increase Awareness of Hereditary Breast Cancer, May 17, 2013, Times Dispatch

Local Women Explain Why They Chose to Have Double Mastectomy, May 16, 2013, WPBF News South Florida

Woman Dodges Breast Cancer With Preventive Mastectomy, May 16, 2013, The Press Enterprise

Will Insurance Cover Genetic Testing, Preventive Surgery?, May 16, 2013, CNN Money

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation: A Patient Faces Her Cancer Risk Head On, May 16, 2013, The NorthShore University Health System

Questions About Genetics And Cancer? DFW Women Say, Come Ask Them, May 16, 2013, KERA Radio Dallas

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Comforts Other Women Who Make Same Dramatic Choice, May 16, 2013, Silicon Valley Mercury News

I’m 25 and I Have the Angie Gene, May 15, 2013, The Daily Beast

Angelina Jolie's Choice is Clear to One Who Faced It, May 15, 2013, Los Angeles Times

Angelina Jolie’s Preventive Surgery Shows Harsh Choices, May 15, 2013, The Boston Globe

I Had the Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Surgery, May 15, 2013, New York Magazine

Angelina Jolie, Breast Cancer Game-Changer, May 15, 2013, Wall Street Journal

MN Women Consider Prevention, May 15, 2013, KMSP — TV FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul

Jewish Women Call Angelina Jolie Inspiration For Breast Cancer Surgery, May 15, 2013, Jewish Daily Forward

Lifesaver Jolie Inspires Gals to Call Docs, May 15, 2013, New York Post, May 15, 2013, New York Post

Preventive Mastectomy A Tough Decision, Even For Those Genetically Prone to Breast Cancer, May 14, 2012, The Oregonian

What Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Means to Breast Cancer Advocates,, May 14, 2013, Washington Post

Jolie's Cancer Risk Shared By Others With Genetic Flaw, May 14, 2013, USA Today

Doctors, Patients Praise Jolie's Openness on Surgery, May 14, 2013, USA Today

Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy News Shocks, Enlightens, May 14, 2013, USA Today

Former Ch. 5 Anchor Zoraida Sambolin Reveals Breast Cancer, Surgery Plans, May 14, 2013, Chicago Tribune

Angelina Jolie’s Preventive Double Mastectomy Encourages Dallas-Area Women at Risk, May 14, 2013, Dallas Morning News

Angelina Jolie's Decision Draws Praise From Tampa Bay Patients, Physicians, May 14, 2013, Tampa Bay Times

Genetic Counseling Can Help Women At Risk For Breast Cancer, May 14, 2013, NPR

Women Have More Options For Breast Cancer Surgery, May 14, 2013, FOX 5 Washington, DC

Well Beyond a Diagnosis #89: FORCE, May 14, 2013, Smart Medicine TV

Jolie Praised For Writing About Double Mastectomy, May 14, 2013, Tampa Tribune

Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Westchester Women Who Took The Same Road, May 14, 2013, Newsday

Local Double Mastectomy Patient Speaks Out After Angelina Jolie's Admission, May 14, 2013, 19 Action News Cleveland

My Whole World Came Crashing Down, May 14, 2013, FOX 13 Tampa

Local Woman, Expert Talk About Cancer Risk Prevention, May 14, 2013, ABC 13 KRDO Colorado

Montco Mom Says Angelina Jolie’s Decision Was Hers,Too, May 14, 2013, CBS Philly

Easton Woman Relates to Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy, May 14, 2013, WFMZ-TV 69 News Allentown, PA

Joanne Kelly Shares Angelina Jolie's Emotional Journey, May 14, 2013 KSDK News 5 St. Louis

Angelina Jolie's Life-Saving Revelation, May 14, 2013, Brogan & Partners Blog

Kara DioGuardi Credits Stacey Sager For Saving Her Life, May 3, 2013, ABC News

South Florida Jews Help Unearth Clues to Genetic Diseases, April 25, 2013, SunSentinel

Making a Difference, One Step at a Time, April 23, 2013, The Davis Enterprise

Jewish Ethics and Biotech Innovation Clash in Supreme Court’s BRCA Gene Case, April 18, 2013, The Jewish Daily Forward

Supreme Court Hears Cancer Gene Patent Case, April 16, 2013, WUSA 9

As Supreme Court Debates Gene Patenting Linked to Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, POV and Kartemquin Release “In the Family” Free Online, April 10, 2013, Kartemquin Films

Patricia Blumenthal: In Her Own Words, March 12, 2013, Vanderbilt-Ingram Center Center

Risk Management: Living in the Past, Present and Future with Genetic Risk, March 12, 2013, CURE Magazine

Plan of Attack, March 4, 2013, Capital Style

3 Things You Must Do Before Getting DNA Tested, March 2013,

When Genetic Testing Can Be Dangerous to Your Health, March 2013, The Oprah Magazine

The Basser Research Center at PENN, Winter 2013, PENN Health for Women Newsletter

Prom Dress Exchange to Benefit Cancer Research, January 15, 2013,

Preventing Cancer: The Buzz Surrounding Beauty Queen’s Preventive Mastectomy Decision, January 11, 2013, FOX 9 Minneapolis News

One-Woman Musical Looks Back With Laughter at a Tough Call, January 9, 2013, SnoValley Star

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, December 14, 2012, Nursing Times

Surgical Options for Mastectomy and Reconstruction, December 13, 2012, The Washington Post

Fruits, Veggies Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk, December 6, 2012, WebMD

Dancing Through the Darkness: A Young Colorado Springs Woman Makes a Move to Stop Cancer Before it Can Strike, Fall 2012, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Local Woman Shares About Double Mastectomy, November 5, 2012, NBC 7 San Diego News

Genetic Counseling Program Attends Breast Cancer Awareness Night at PPL Park, October 22, 2012, The Bulletin Arcadia University

Of Mutations and Men, October 16, 2012, The Jewish Week

Confronting the Silent Killer, October 10, 2012, The Jewish Week

FORCE Brings Cancer ‘Previvors’ Together, October 10, 2012, Memphis Daily News

The Right Choice, October 9, 2012, Jewish Journal

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day: Acknowledging Heredity, October 3, 2012, Green Bay Press-Gazette

Radical Surgery a Growing Option for High-Risk Women, October 2, 2012, Delaware News Journal

National Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week: September 23-30 National Previvor Day: Wednesday, September 26, October 1, 2012, Miami Community Newspaper

Why I Gave Up My Breasts, October 2012, Fitness Magazine

Previvor Urges Prevention in Fighting Cancer, September 19, 2012, New Jersey Jewish Times

Fumbled DNA Tests Mean Peril for Breast-Cancer Patients, September 10, 2012, Bloomberg News

Know Your Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risks: Does Cancer Run in Your Family? (PDF) Fall 2012, AvMed Health Plans: Good Health Report

Cincinnati/NKY FORCE celebrates National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week September 9, 2012

Kate Berges wants us to know about the value of genetic testing, Friday, August 24, 2012, New Haven Register

Jewish Men in the Middle of PSA Controversy, August 13, 1012, The Jewish Daily Forward

Delays Plague Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research, August 14, 2012, The Jewish Daily Forward

The Family Cancer Tree, June 27, 2012 Cancer Today

Easton woman reduces cancer risk with double mastectomy, May 26, 2012, The Express-Times

Blessing in Disguise, May 10, 2012, The Jerusalem Post

Risky Surgical Business, May 8, 2012, The Jewish Week

Stanford Web tool helps patients weigh cancer risk, April 23, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle

For Some, Genetic Counseling Is a Lifelong Necessity, Cure Magazine, Spring 2012

Genetic Testing on Brink of Boom, April 5, 2012, Palm Beach Post

Woman tackles cancer aggressively, March 15, 2012, StLouisToday

Force for life Moscow woman starts local chapter for women at risk of breast, other cancers, March 11, 2012, TheTimes-Tribute.Com

Jewish genetic cancer focus of program, February 17, 2012, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online

BRCA gene: should parents communicate risk?, January 9, 2012, Huffington Post: Healthy Living

More at high risk of breast cancer choose double mastectomies, November 16, 2011, WTSP 10 News, Chicago

The wife of WPTV Anchorman Jon Shainman makes a difficult decision. Amy Shainman, FORCE Outreach coordinator shares her story, October 27, 2011, WPTV News

NYC Coordinator, Laura Royce participates in an ABC Up Close Program and webchat, October 16, 2011

Philadelphia Union helps to raise awareness of the link between Breast and Ovarian Cancer with a Passing of the Torch, October 15, 2011

Chicago FORCE & Northwestern University TriDelta Sorority Join Together to Educate Young Women on Hereditary Breast Cancer, October 11, 2011

Previvors: Genetically targeted to get breast cancer, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 3, 2011

Renew Denim swaps pants for a cure, The California Aggie (online edition), September 27, 2011
Jean exchange and sale to raise awareness for genetic cancers.

Local women promote National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, Ann Arbor, Michigan coordinators and volunteers celebrate HBOC Week, September 25, 2011

FORCE hopes to raise awareness of gene mutations for breast, ovarian cancer, Florida Weekly, September 22, 2011
Amy Byer Shainman is volunteer outreach coodinator for FORCE in Palm Beach County. ... She chose to have preventive surgeries to reduce her cancer risk.

Oregon sisters, FORCE Outreach Coordinators, struggle with knowledge of breast cancer risk after genetic test, September 17, 2011

Amy Shainman, Palm Beach Outreach, shares her story of hope and triump in the face of breast cancer, Florida Outreach Coordinator in this featured article, September 6, 2011, TCPalm.Com

The Genes that Bind, Cure Magazine, Summer 2010
When and how to share risk information with kids. An article featuring FORCE member Sara Reveles-Pellegrini.

Yes, They're Fake. My Real Ones Were Killing Me, MSNBC, October, 2010
News coverage of previvor, Claudia Gilmore, National HBOC Week and Previvor Day.

CSPAN: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Coverage of Rep. Chaffetz' comments prior to the voting on H Res #1522.

It Is Official: National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and Previvor Day, Denver Examiner, September 15, 2010, Judy Mouchawar, MD, MSPH. Article coveraging the passage of H Res #1522 with a shout out to FORCE.

Congress passess Wasserman Schultz resolution on breast, ovarian cancers
Sun Sentinel.Com, September 15th, 2010
Coverage of the passage of resolution creating a national Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness week.

Breast cancer education act sponsor to receive award at conference focused on hereditary links (pdf)
Jewish Press of Tampa - May 28, 2010
Article about FORCE Annual Conference and presentation of first annual Spirit of Empowerment Awards for advocacy to honor Representative Wasserman Schultz.

Program features fashion, fact about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (pdf)
The Oakland Press - June 4, 2010
Article covers "In Our Genes" educational event. Quotes Ellyn Davidson, Michigan FORCE Outreach Coordinator who participated in the program.

A Time Bomb: Tough Choices Abound (pdf)
Washington Jewish Week - Washington DC - October 16,2009
Recounts hereditary stories of DC area outreach coordinator Lisa Schlager and DC FORCE members while emphasizing importance of genetic counseling and testing in Jewish community.

What PAs should know before they refer patients to a genetic counselor
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - New York, NY - September 10, 2009

The Heaviest Heart: Guilt and Genetic Disease
ABC News, March 24, 2009
Article highlighting the guilt that accompanies hereditary disease. The article features an interview with outreach coordinator and Director of Development Debbie Sokolov and her family.

Going Under the Knife to Head Off Cancer
ABC News, March 2, 2009
An article about weighing the risks of prophylactic surgeries featuring FORCE Member and coordinator Lisa Held (NYC) and Bethany Cove.

For Women with Cancer Gene, New Surgery Support (pdf)
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2009

Dealing Day By Day
Jewish Exponent, November 26, 2008
Article about FORCE outreach in Philadelphia and involvement in screening of In the Family. Special focus on FORCE member and outreach coordinator, Sandy Cohen and her participation in the film.

Would you have surgery to prevent cancer?
Peoria Journal Star, September 28, 2008
This article features the story of Peoria outreach coordinator and previvor, Catherine D'Souza, and chronicles the choices she made after testing positive for a BRCA mutation.

Better to know? Debating gene tests for kids
This article explores the issues surrounding genetic testing for BRCA in children. The article includes interviews with FORCE members Jill and Jenna Stoller, and FORCE Director Sue Friedman.

Breast Cancer Gene Test for Girls: Too Soon?
ABC.COM, June 5, 2008
Article presents discussion of genetic testing for BRCA in minors and provides several sides of the debate. Includes interview with Detroit FORCE outreach coordinator, Ellyn Davidson.

Cancer Gene is Tie that Binds (pdf)
Detroit Free Press, March, 2008
For sisters, years of fear, blood tests and mastectomies have paved the way for hope, featuring the story of Amy Rauch Neilson.

Would you? Could you?
Colorado Springs Independent, November 15, 2007
Columnist and FORCE member, Jill Thomas chronicles her family history of cancer, her discovery of her BRCA mutation, and attending the first Colorado FORCE network meeting.

A Legacy of Cancer
Nightline, October 11, 2007
FORCE members Susan Davis and her family discuss what it is like for a family coping with many of the family members carrying a mutation

Peering Into the Future
Newsweek, Dec 11, 2006
Article about genetic testing mentions FORCE and includes photo of FORCE Director of Development, Debbie Sokolov

Fighting the Odds
The Jewish Week, July 28, 2006
This article about BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jews includes interviews with FORCE members Ariela Noy, Debra Stephan, and FORCE Director of Volunteer Programs, Barbara Pfeiffer. It first appeared in The Jewish Week but is available online through another website.


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