FORCE Blog

This blog will cover topics of interest that affect our community. Unless otherwise stated, the blog articles will be written by Sue Friedman, Executive Director of FORCE.

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Archive for 2015

August 24, 2015

XRAYS Program Looks Behind the Headlines to Make Sense of Cancer Research

FORCE is proud to launch our new program, eXamining the Relevance of Articles for Young Survivors (XRAYS). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the XRAYS program was developed to meet a growing need as more and more medical research articles on breast cancer are making the headlines. With the rise of social media, more consumers are turning … + read more

April 24, 2015

Voices: Widening the Conversation Previvor Discourses and the Power of Stories

by Amy Boesky My sisters and I grew up inside a family story that felt, for all its power, isolating. On my mother’s side, an inherited pattern of ovarian cancer was unmistakable. Her mother, aunt, and first cousin all died of it in their 40s. In the 1980s, my father (a doctor) convinced my mother … + read more

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