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Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, trained FORCE volunteers are available to offer confidential support.

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Hi! My name is Jane Herman and I am the New York City Volunteer Outreach Leader for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail me. I am happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. I look forward to hearing from you.

You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at

Be sure to sign up (on the right side of this page) to receive critical health information and learn about our local networking and educational events via e-mail so we can stay connected.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs. 

Genetic Expert Outreach Leaders: 

Forum Shah, MS, CGC
Elizabeth Manderski, MS, CGC
Anna Cantor, MS, CGC

We are affiliated with:

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-562-5704

NYU Langone Hospital
221 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 646-754-1376

Covid-19 Update:  We suggest that the following people refrain from attending local events at this time:

  • Attendees who have traveled internationally for up to four weeks prior to the event.
  • People with compromised immune systems may wish to refrain from attending based on the current situation in their area.
  • Anyone exhibiting any symptoms should refrain from attending the event and will be instructed to leave. 

Jane Herman

Jane Herman (email)

Forum Shah

Forum Shah (email)

Elizabeth Manderski

Elizabeth Manderski (email)

Anna Cantor

Anna Cantor (email)

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together June 10, 2020, 6:30-8:00 pm

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue (between 27th and 28th streets)
Ambulatory Care Building, 4th floor, Area 4E conference room
New York, NY 10016

Please note that our meeting will be in a different room than in past meetings. Enter the hospital through the main entrance on First Avenue between 27th and 28th streets. In the main lobby, go to the left into the Ambulatory Care Building. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, Area 4E conference room.

RSVP to Jane at

Facilitator:  Jane Herman

Do you have a family history of cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a genetic mutation? 

You are not alone. Network with others who understand what you’re going through. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions or just listen in a safe, supportive environment. Feel free to bring a friend or family member.  

Join us and live your life empowered! 

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