Be Empowered Webinars
Who Should Attend?
People concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, cancer survivors, previvors, and health care providers.
Funding & Support
FORCE's Be Empowered webinars are made possible by a generous grant from Genentech.
The webinar series is also supported in part by the
Jerome S. and Grace H. Murray Foundation
Please join us for a special series of on-line seminars for people affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Our series features presentations by experts on topics of importance to our community. You can submit questions for our speakers to answer at the end of each webinar.
How to Attend
- The FORCE webinar series uses "Go To Meeting" software. When you register you will be sent information on installing the free "Go to Meeting" software program, along with a link for the event and phone number if you choose to dial in.
- You must be pre-registered. Simply click the title of the upcoming webinar and complete the registration to receive the event link and call in phone number.
- On the day of the event, about 10-15 minutes before the start time, please click the link you received by email to join our session. if you are listening through your computer speakers - there's nothing else to do. If you're using the phone line, call the number provided about 5 minutes before the webinar start time.
Ovarian Cancer 101 for the Newly Diagnosed
IMPORTANT: This event scheduled for March 6th, was rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be posted shortly.
Did you know that 20% of ovarian cancers can be attributed to an inherited genetic risk? Anyone diagnosed with ovarian or fallopian tube cancer should seek genetic counseling to determine if genetic testing is appropriate.Regardless of an inherited risk, it’s important to understand your diagnosis and the surrounding issues.Join gynecologic oncologist Ilana Cass, MD as she explains critical topics that every woman with ovarian cancer should know—including staging, standard-of-care, targeted therapies, participation in clinical trials, the latest research, and more.
Newly diagnosed with breast cancer? What you need to know...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00-10:00 AM PT
A breast cancer diagnosis can bring a wide range of emotions and requires patients to make important medical decisions. Understanding your diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trial options are crucial steps in taking a proactive role in your health care. Join medical oncologist Melinda Telli, MD as she explains critical topics that every newly-diagnosed person with breast cancer should know, including staging, types, and treatments—including information about and indications for neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, surgical options, emerging research, genomic tests, and more. She will also share information about the benefits of clinical trials, and explore the differences between sporadic and hereditary cancer.
Fitness, Lifestyle, and Quality of Life
- Exercise and Fitness for Survivors and Previvors (October 23, 2013)
- Body Image and Sexuality After Surgery, Cancer and/or Treatment, for Survivors and Previvors (August 28, 2013)
- Nutrition and Supplements (May 11, 2011)
- How Do I Get Motivated? Changing your lifestyle and diet (January 11, 2011)
- Exercise, Obesity, and Cancer Prevention: An Update (March 3, 2010)
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing
- The "New" Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know (November 18, 2013)
- Genetics 101 (March 10, 2011)
- GINA Update: The Newly Enacted Federal Ban on Genetic Discrimination and What It Means for You (April 13, 2010)
Risk Management and Treatment
- PARP Inhibitor Research Update (June 27, 2013)
- Salpingectomy: Can Removing the Fallopian Tubes Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk? (April 11, 2013)
- Pregnancy and Fertility for Previvors and Survivors (June 19, 2012)
- Update on the IMPACT Study and Implications for Men with BRCA Mutations (March 27, 2012)
- High-Risk Surveillance for Breast Cancer (February 22, 2012)
- Metastatic Breast Cancer - What’s New? (September 19, 2011)
- How Do I Decide? Decision-making Surrounding Hereditary Cancer (August 2, 2011)
- Does Ovarian Cancer Start in the Fallopian Tubes? How Does This Affect Screening and Prevention? (February 8, 2011)
- Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer: An Update (July 20, 2010)
Relationships, Communications, and Family Dynamics
- Sharing Risk Information with Children (May 5, 2010)
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