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Welcome to the home page for the Philadelphia 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.
The Basser Research Center at PENN, Winter 2013, PENN Health for Women Newsletter
BROCADE is a PARP inhibitor study for people with advanced BRCA-associated breast cancer. The study is open in Philadelphia at:
University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center
Dr. Susan Domchek
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact Rebecca Cimildoro at: 215-662-7383
For more information, visit the BROCADE Study website.
Be a part of our Local FORCE Buddy Program!
- Did you just find out about your BRCA mutation?
- Are you concerned about your high family risk?
- Have you scheduled an upcoming surgery?
Then this program is just for you! Our FORCE Buddy program will make sure that you are NOT ALONE in this journey. You will be connected with a member who shares a similar situation. So, you can feel comfortable communicating by phone, email or in person. Please contact Niki or Stacey if you are interested in participating in this special program.
Become an Outreach Volunteer!! FORCE is looking for an Outreach Coordinator for your area. You'll help set up local meetings for FORCE members and assist in planning and setting up other events and activities. For more information, download About Outreach and contact Sandy Cohen, VP of Volunteer Programs, with any questions.
Face to Face Get Together, May 22, 2013, 7:00pm
Breast Cancer Support Services
529 Reading Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
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. Local area 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.
Breast Cancer Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Union - October 5, 2013, 7:30pm
One Stadium Drive
Chester, PA 19013
FORCE will participating in the Philadelphia Unions Game on Saturday October 5th against Toronto.
The first 50 people to purchase tickets will be able to participate in the half-time ceremony in which we will honor a breast and ovarian cancer survivor and a previvor on the field. Please click here for tickets.
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