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Welcome to the home page for the South Florida Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
See why Wendy decided to join
"It’s Holiday -2009, my sister Nancy has been diagnosed positive with the BRCA1 Breast & Ovarian Cancer gene. Wow! The doctors say that she has to have her ovaries and ther breasts removed in order to prevent Breast and Ovarian CANCER! Not Good: then the other shoe drops, this thing is hereditary."
See why Amy decided to join
"We’re grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge our grandmother, Lillian Byer, as our hero. She was one of many women in our family who died of breast and /or ovarian cancer. In fact, no woman on her side of the family has been unaffected by this disease. We are so fortunate that we have information and knowledge that our grandmother did not have. FORCE provided us the support, tools, resources, and knowledge we needed to confront our hereditary cancer and make important life-saving decisions for ourselves."
See why Ellen and John decided to join
"On December 26, John & I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! I tell people it is a miracle! The truth is we have been blessed with many miracles during the past 25 years! The three best miracles have been our children, Aaron, Dylan, & Zoey! As all parents do, John & I wish for our children a long, happy & healthy life. With that in mind, we can think of no better way to honor our anniversary than to contribute to FORCE."
BROCADE is a PARP inhibitor study for people with advanced BRCA-associated breast cancer. The study is open in South Florida at the following locations:
Lynn Cancer Institute
701 NW 13th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Contact Sylvie Godbout at: 561-955-4800
Holy Cross Hospital - Michael & Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center
4725 North Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Contact Jorge Adames, RN at: 954-267-7750
Palm Beach Cancer Institute
1309 North Flagler Drive
Palm Beach, FL 33401
Contact Karen Minder at: 561-366-4119
For more information, visit the BROCADE Study website.
South Florida Jews Help Unearth Clues to Genetic Diseases, April 25, 2013, SunSentinel
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