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Welcome to the home page for the DC Metropolitan Area 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.
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.
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.
Patenting Your DNA, April 23, 2013, The Kojo Nnamdi Show
What Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Means to Breast Cancer Advocates, May 14, 2013, Washington Post
Doctors, Patients Praise Jolie's Openness on Surgery, May 14, 2013, USA Today
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy News Shocks, Enlightens, May 14, 2013, USA Today
HEALTH WATCH: Mastectomy Messages, May 14, 2013, FOX 5 Washington DC
Women Have More Options for Breast Cancer Surgery, May 14, 2013 FOX 5 Washington DC
Jolie's Cancer Risk Shared By Others With Genetic Flaw, May 14, 2013, USA Today
Jewish Women Call Angelina Jolie Inspiration For Breast Cancer Surgery, May 15, 2013, Jewish Daily Forward
I’m 25 and I Have the Angie Gene, May 15, 2013, The Daily Beast
To Cancer “Previvors,” Angelina Jolie’s Public Revelation Was a Gift of Support, July 12, 2013, The Washington Post
Genetic Testing For Genes Linked to Cancer More Available, July 10, 2013, FOX News
The Importance of Decoding Annie Parker, August 19, 2013, WUSA9
Previvors, September/October 2013, Bethesda Magazine
History of BRCA 2 Gene Mutation Helps Family Fight Breast Cancer, September 3, 2013, WUSA9
Preventative Strike: Young Arlington Woman Chooses Breast Surgery Now, September 10, 2013, WUSA9
Woman Takes Preemptive Action After Learning Family History, September 16, 2012, WUSA9
Knowing Your Family Health History Could Save Your Life, September 30, 2013, WUSA9
Previvors Such as Amy Winokur Take Action to Prevent Deadly Cancers, September 30, WUSA9
Annie Parker Talks About Movie Decoding Annie Parker, BRCA Gene Linked to Cancer, October 1, 2013, WUSA9
Decoding Annie Parker – Movie Premiere Comes to DC, October 2, 2103, Shady Grove Fertility Insider’s Guide
Decoding Annie Parker Film Screening, October 2, 2013, WUSA9
Decoding Annie Parker Shines Light on Genetics of Breast Cancer, October 17, 2013, Mercury News
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