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Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
This FORCE-endorsed book was written by founder and Executive Director Sue Friedman; geneticist Rebecca Sutphen, MD; and health writer, Kathy Steligo. This book is a comprehensive resource on all topics related to hereditary cancer, genetic testing, and risk-management.

Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer: An update
Webinar presented by Melinda Telli, MD.; Acting Assistant Professor; Division of Oncology; Stanford University School of Medicine; Stanford, CA, focusing on specific groups of women who are likely to develop TNBC; features of TNBC that make it unique and challenging to treat; and emerging and promising treatment options for TNBC

Breast Cancer Treatment Research Clinical Trials
Search for ovarian cancer prevention and detection studies through

Metastatic Breast Cancer: What's New
2011 webinar specific to hereditary metastatic breast cancer.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials
Search for breast cancer treatment studies specifically for people with triple-negative breast cancer through

Prioritizing Research for Metastatic Hereditary Cancer
2011 Thoughts from FORCE blog about FORCE survey on metastatic hereditary breast cancer.


Nancy Reinisch. At one particularly low point in her breast cancer treatment, Nancy Reinisch playfully put on boxing gloves and her husband dubbed her “Chemosabee . . . fly weight champion of the world!” Courage and humor in the face of adversity became themes in her 12-round, 12-month fight for the coveted title “Cancer Survivor.”

Other Websites

Brain Mets Breast Cancer
Developed by breast cancer survivor and author Musa Mayer as a resource for people living with advanced breast cancer.

Developed by breast cancer survivor and author Musa Mayer for people living with advanced breast cancer.

BreastCancer.Org is a nonprofit organization which provides information on the latest breast cancer information and research.

Fertile Hope
Fertile hope is a nonprofit organization providing information and support for cancer patients whose medical treatments may affect their fertility. The website provides a wide range of information as well as links to organizations, selected health care providers, and other resources.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is a government agency that provides statistics, education and research on all cancer types. The site has a specific section on cancer genetics, with sections devoted entirely to hereditary breast cancer.

Sharsheret is a nonprofit organization linking young Jewish women in their fight against breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Comprehensive information on all aspects of breast cancer.

Susan Love Research Foundation
A variety of useful information including a discussion of various risk factors for breast cancer; a discussion of the problems that may lead to a decision to have a breast biopsy; a description of various types of biopsies; and a checklist for choosing a doctor.

Young Survival Coalition
YSC is a breast cancer organization focusing on the concerns of women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 and under.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered