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Welcome to the home page for the New Jersey 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.

Our New Jersey outreach coordinators are Dave Bushman, Jessie Bushman and Rona Greenberg.

FORCE Conference 2014

Join FORCE and 700 participants on June 12-14, 2014 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott for the 8th Annual FORCE Conference! Joining FORCEs is the largest international conference designed by and for people with HBOC or a BRCA mutation. The program - held in partnership with Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA - will present a wide range of topics and provide attendees opportunities to enroll in research, including Basser-funded studies. Visit our conference page to learn why you should be part of this transformative event, view the agenda, register, book your room, and more. 

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Face to Face Get Together, April 27, 2014  2:00-4:00 pm

The Montclair Breast Center
37 N. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

RSVP: ronag@facingourrisk.org or jessieb@facingourrisk.org

Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? Are you considering genetic testing? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE is holding our quarterly get-together and we hope you can join us!

Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your story. This is a great chance to meet some local area FORCE members and/or catch up with those you’ve met at previous get-togethers.

BRCA Symposium, May 3, 2014, 8:30 - 11:30am

Morristown Memorial Hospital
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ

RSVP Jessica
Parking: Please use the JCP&L parking lot adjacent to the Carol G. Simon Center.  A $2.00 reduced parking rate will apply.


8:30-9:00    Registration is free; Breakfast will be provided

9:00-9:30    Genetics 101 -Darius J. Adams, MD, Director Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist
                       Jacobs Levy Equity Management Personalized Genomic Medicine Program

9:40-10:10  "Fifty Shades of Red"  An Integrative Medicine Approach to Menopause
                      MaryJo Peay, APN C, Integrative Nurse Practitioner

10:20-10:50 BRCA Support - FORCE - Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered
                        Dave and Jessie Bushman, Rona Greenberg  Volunteer Outreach Coordinators

11:00-11:30 Targeted Treatment Options for BRCA Carriers
                       Steven Papish, MD Medical Director, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Memorial Ctr.

Decoding Annie Parker Film Screening May 5, 2014 7:30 pm

AMC Theater
1021 Rt 22
Mountainside, NJ 07092

RSVP: ronag@facingourrisk.org

Order tickets here: gathr.us/screening/7714#.Uz3SN2uKVJA.facebook

100 tickets need to be reserved in order to guarantee the screening.  There will be light refreshments served and a genetic counselor will be available after the screening to answer questions.

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