Research & Clinical Trials

Participating in research allows people to contribute to medical knowledge and offers the opportunity to receive cutting-edge care.

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Participating in Research

Importance of Research

Research saves lives. Every advancement made in treatment, prevention or care has come from research.

Sue Friedman,
FORCE Executive Director and Breast Cancer Survivor

Everything we understand about cancer reflects the results of thousands of research studies that provide the answers we need to make informed medical decisions. Yet too many unanswered medical questions remain. We need more research to answer these questions and to develop new technologies that will improve the quality of life and survival of all people affected by hereditary cancer.

Physicians and scientists carefully design studies to uncover the benefits, limitations, and risks of different treatments, surveillance methods, and lifestyle choices. These studies represent a significant effort that depends not only on these experts, but also on the voluntary participation of patients. As more people participate in research, scientists and health care providers can develop new evidence-based guidelines to help people make health care decisions.

Learn about the latest breakthroughs in research and our ABOUT Network.

Featured Research

With input from our Scientific Advisory Board, FORCE critically evaluates new research articles on topics of interest to our community and makes the science understandable and accessible to our community.

Join the ABOUT Network

The goal of the ABOUT network is to enroll as many Americans with HBOC risk as possible into our research registry and to collect information and real world health care experiences that can be used along with information from medical records to improve care for people with HBOC.