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Learn more about how HBOC affects members of specific populations.

Related Force Information

Genetic Testing in the Jewish Community: Are We Doing Enough?
Recap of presentation by Dr. Steven Narod from the 2012 Joining FORCEs Conference.

What Every Jewish Woman Should Know about Breast and Ovarian Cancer
FORCE educational brochure about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in Jewish women. The brochure can be ordered for free through our FORCE publication page.

A Chance Meeting that Changed My Life
Spring 2011 FORCE newsletter article tells the story of a woman who learned important health information by chance while traveling to Israel.

BRCA in the Jewish Community
Spring 2011 FORCE newsletter article about the unique issues for Jewish people facing hereditary cancer.

BRCA2 and Fanconi Anemia
Winter 2009 FORCE newsletter article with information about Fanconi Anemia and one family's story about this devastating diagnosis.

Other Websites

Program for Jewish Genetic Health
The Program for Jewish Genetic Health is affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. They offer subsidized testing for the 3 Jewish founder mutations in BRCA1/2.

Sharsheret is an organization linking young Jewish women facing breast cancer.

Tree of Life: A BRCA Conversation
These guides are provided to teach basic facts about the impact of the BRCA gene mutations on Jews of Ashkenazi descent. These guides start the conversation, leading to FORCE's medical history form. Guides are free to download and print.

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered