Our Mission

To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

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Our Mission

FORCE's Mission is: To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

FORCE has become an important part of my family’s life. The information I learn from the FORCE website and the support I get is invaluable to me and my previvor daughter.

Dave Bushman,
FORCE Volunteer and Previvor

To this end, FORCE has eight mission objectives:

  • To provide women with resources to determine whether they are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to genetic predisposition, family history, or other factors.
  • To provide information about options for managing and living with these risk factors.
  • To provide support for women as they pursue these options.
  • To provide support for families facing these risks.
  • To raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • To represent the concerns and interests of our high-risk constituency to the cancer advocacy community, the scientific and medical community, the legislative community, and the general public.
  • To promote research specific to hereditary cancer.
  • To reduce disparities among underserved populations by promoting access to information, resources and clinical trials specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

 

Learn about our accomplishments and how you can help.

Recognize a Loved One

The FORCE Research Advocate Training (FRAT) Program is a basic educational course aimed at preparing people to become engaged in research advocacy on behalf of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community.

Recognize a Loved One

FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.