As the only national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, FORCE has a strong commitment to promoting research.
FORCE conducts surveys and partners with researchers who conduct surveys to better understand and address the needs of our community. By participating in surveys for which you are eligible, you help promote and advance hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research.
Please take a moment to view the open surveys below, and consider participating if you are eligible.
Please take this survey to help us better understand how people share inherited cancer risk information with relatives. This survey is open to anyone who has undergone genetic counseling or testing for a gene that increases cancer risk.
The goal of this survey is to collect information about women’s preferences and decisions with regards to mastectomy as an option to treat breast cancer and/or manage breast cancer risk.
This survey is open to women who have had breast cancer or who are at increased risk of breast cancer due to a family history of cancer or a cancer-causing gene mutation.
Please take this survey to heulp us understand women’s preferences and decisions with regards to hormone replacement after ovary removal.
Please take this quick survey (it takes about 10 minutes). and share your thoughts on research on uterine cancer risk in BRCA mutation carriers! This survey is a tool of the ABOUT Network led by FORCE. The goals of the ABOUT Network are to collect and measure real-life experiences, questions, decisions, and health outcomes of people like you who are concerned about or living with a cancer-causing mutation or hereditary cancer risk.
Women who are at high risk for breast cancer are recommended to undergo increased breast surveillance. Women who elect screening for risk-management have unique needs for support, resources and information. The purpose of this survey is to better understand and characterize the needs of this section of our community.
This survey will help us improve care and information for women undergoing heightened screening for breast cancer. Once completed, the results of this survey will be shared with the FORCE community.
There is a need for more treatment options for hereditary cancer, and the need is dire for women with metastatic hereditary breast cancer who make up a small subset of the larger breast cancer population. To better understand the nature of hereditary breast cancer and to advocate for more research and better treatment options, FORCE is conducting a brief survey for women who have received a diagnosis of metastatic hereditary breast cancer. This survey is open to women who:
Participants who provide contact information at the end of the survey will receive updates about new research, information and programs for women with metastatic hereditary breast cancer.
To better understand the needs of high-risk men, FORCE is conducting a survey and developing a contact registry for men with BRCA mutations or their relatives.
We encourage individuals who meet the following criteria to complete the survey:
Participants who register for the contact registry at the end of the survey will receive updates about new research, information and programs for men with BRCA mutations.
Update: Preliminary results of this survey have been published in the journal Familial Cancer.