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Update from the Basser Research Center for BRCA

by Pamela Kline

Basser logoThe Basser Research Center for BRCA is pleased to partner with FORCE. Our collaboration strengthens ties between people coping with BRCA-related issues and the researchers and physicians devoted to finding new ways to prevent and treat BRCA-related cancers. Individuals involved with FORCE can play a key role in helping us shape our research agenda by telling us about their experiences and helping us understand what information and resources are important to them as they navigate the process of receiving genetic test results, planning strategies to reduce their risk of developing cancer, or receiving treatment for the diseases linked to these genes, says Susan Domchek, MD, Executive Director of the Basser Research Center for BRCA.

FORCE and the Basser Center work together to develop educational resources, drive research forward, and ensure that support resources are available to individuals facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

  • FORCE served as a collaborator on the Basser-sponsored poster campaign to raise awareness about BRCA in the Jewish community. This campaign provided posters to 1,500 synagogues across the country.
  • Basser served as a partner for the 2014 Joining FORCEs conference, which was attended by more than 700 individuals facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Nearly 300 individuals enrolled in Basser-sponsored research projects during the conference.
  • Basser is proud to be a returning partner for the 2015 Joining FORCEs conference. Basser continues to refer patients to FORCE's key support resources, including its local support groups and national helpline.

For more information about the Basser Research Center for BRCA, visit www.basser.org. Follow Basser on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BasserBRCA.

Pamela Kline is the Outreach Coordinator for the Basser Research Center for BRCA

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