Our Programs

FORCE meets the information and resource needs of our community through our many programs.

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Our Programs

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Local Support

FORCE has outreach groups in cities across the U.S. that meet to offer peer support and share resources. Our outreach coordinators are trained advocates who act as a regional point-of-contact for members of our community.


Calls to our toll-free helpline are answered by trained volunteers who can discuss issues with callers, offer referrals to resources, or match callers with another peer counselor with similar experiences. Our "Ask a Genetic Counselor" line allows callers to ask general questions about genetics which will be answered by a board-certified genetic counselor. Helpline support is also available in Spanish.


Be Empowered Webinars

Our webinars are online presentations by experts on topics of importance to our community.


Research

FORCE has built a patient-focused research registry to accelerate HBOC research. Our HBOC Research Search Tool matches participants to HBOC-specific research studies.


Brochures

FORCE has brochures about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and about our organization. You can view, print, or order copies of any of our brochures.


Advocacy

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


Mastectomy Photo Gallery

Our post-mastectomy photo gallery has images of women after mastectomy and reconstruction. These photos were submitted by members of our community to help other women who need to make decisions about mastectomy and reconstruction. Our photos show all options after mastectomy including photos of all types of reconstruction as well as photos of no reconstruction on REAL women.


Conference

The Joining FORCEs Conference is the largest annual symposium for people affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers. Attendees include: cancer survivors, high-risk individuals, people with a BRCA mutation or family history of cancer, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients. Scholarships are available for those with financial constraints.


Research Advocate Training

The FRAT Program is an educational course aimed at laying the foundation for consumers to become engaged in research advocacy on behalf of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community. The program consists of an expert-led webinar series, supplemental learning, resources and more.


Newsletter

Joining FORCEs is our print newsletter with news, views and supportive information for individuals and families concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.


Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and even lifesaving.


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.