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Joining FORCEs 2014

New Venue, New Speakers, New Topics

by Sue Friedman

Join us June 12-14 in Philadelphia for our 8th Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference, where our speakers will share their unique expertise on the physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual aspects of life affected by HBOC. Sessions and workshops will provide the latest updates to help survivors and previvors live their best possible lives, help caregivers provide critical support, and help researchers and clinicians understand patients? needs.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Ovarian cancer detection and prevention
  • Breast surveillance
  • Mastectomy and reconstruction options
  • Post-mastectomy recovery and rehabilitation
  • Risk management for men with mutations
  • Medications that lower cancer risk
  • Targeted therapy for treating hereditary cancers
  • A previvor and survivor primer for reclaiming intimacy
  • Fertility options for previvors and survivors
  • Coping with menopause with and without hormones
  • Long-term survivorship issues
  • Dealing with physical and emotional complications of surgery
  • Hereditary cancer and legal rights
  • Sharing risk information with children
  • Partner and spousal support
  • Integrative medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle

As always, abundant opportunities await. Hear the latest research, and learn how to become more involved or enroll in critical research studies. Network with others who live with HBOC, meet one-on-one with world experts, and relax and enjoy our after-hours events, including the popular Show & Tell room. Meet the real Annie Parker at our Spirit of Empowerment Awards luncheon. Our 2014 conference provides all this and much more. Visit to view the agenda, list of speakers, conference FAQs, or to book your room. Registration will open later this winter.


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