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Newsflash

7/26/2019
FORCE is supporting legislation (H.R. 4078) to reauthorize and increase funding for the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act (EARLY) Act.

6/27/2019
We played a lead role in drafting coalition comments on the FDA's proposed mammography guideline updates.

6/21/2019
FORCE recommendations regarding genomics were accepted and will be integrated into the Healthy People 2030 objectives.

6/3/2019
Today, the FDA announced a new pilot program called Project Facilitate to assist oncologists in requesting access to unapproved therapies for cancer patients. 

5/7/2019
We signed onto coalition letters to the House and Senate regarding FY20 funding for the Defense Health Research programs. 

Fraud Alert! Genetic test scams are a growing problem.

Genetic Testing & Counseling

Overview

There is a flood of information available about genetic tests for cancer risk in the media, and even at community events, such as health fairs and senior centers. If these promotions have caught your attention and you are considering DNA/genetic testing, there is important information that you should know first.

Genetic testing can provide important, life-saving information if done in the right way. If you are considering genetic testing to learn more about your cancer risk, or if you have already received genetic test results, consider speaking with a genetic counselor, doctor or other health care provider who has advanced training in genetics. This is the most reliable way to obtain and understand information about your risk.

See this recent fraud alert issued by the Office of Inspector General and this genetic testing guide to learn how you can protect yourself and loved ones from misinformation and harm.

 

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