Our Peer Navigation Program matches cancer survivors, people at high risk and their caregivers to trained peer navigator volunteers for phone support and provides a free resource guide personalized for their situation.
Trained peer volunteers return calls made to our toll free helpline within 48 hours. Helpline support is available in English and Spanish. Callers can also leave a message on a dedicated extension for a board-certified genetic counselor who will return their call and answer general questions about genetics. Call 1-866-288-RISK (7475).
FORCE has local outreach volunteers throughout the United States who are available to offer support and share resources. They are trained advocates who act as a regional point-of-contact for members of our community.
FORCE message boards are a forum where peers can meet and discuss their situations online 24/7 with other people who have faced similar hereditary cancer concerns.
Joining FORCEs Conference
The Joining FORCEs Conference is the largest annual symposium for people affected by hereditary cancers. Attendees include cancer survivors, people in treatment, high-risk individuals, people with an inherited mutation or family history of cancer and health care providers who treat people with inherited mutations.
Our XRAY program is a reliable source of information on topics and research related to cancer. We look behind the headlines and translate the science into plain language to help people understand their medical options and make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.
Our Research Search and Enroll Tool matches people with the research studies for which they qualify. Our targeted research recruitment efforts link participants who are the backbone of clinical research to studies enrolling patients. These efforts accelerate critical hereditary cancer research to improve options and health outcomes for our community.
The FORCE Research Advocate Training program is an online course that prepares consumers to assist researchers in designing relevant and patient-centered research studies on behalf of the hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers community. The program consists of an expert-led webinar series, supplemental learning, resources and more.
FORCE is the only national nonprofit organization advocating for the unique needs of people and families affected by hereditary cancer. We spearhead and influence public policies to ensure that the voice of our community—previvors and survivors—is represented.
We work with medical societies and guideline committees to assure that screening and prevention guidelines for high-risk individuals are created or updated to reflect the needs of those affected by hereditary cancer.
Coverage and reimbursement for medical care in the U.S. varies based on type of insurance, national guidelines and federal or state laws. We have unparalleled knowledge of how these influence access to care and strive to improve coverage for the hereditary cancer community.
Individuals affected by or at risk of hereditary cancers are often concerned about how genetic information can be accessed or used. FORCE was key player in passage of GINA and continues to advocate for strong genetic protections on behalf of our community.
People at increased risk of cancer require a myriad of screening and preventive services; those with hereditary cancer may need different or targeted treatments. FORCE works with federal agencies, researchers, the biopharmaceutical industry and labs to foster safe, accurate and effective medical products.
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