Sign Up for FORCE Newsletters

IMPROVING THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FACING HEREDITARY CANCER.

Can you tell what online health information is trustworthy?

Our interactive tool and quiz will show you how to spot unreliable health information.

FORCE improves the lives of the millions of individuals and families facing hereditary cancer.

We accomplish this through our education, support, advocacy and research efforts.

November 01, 2022

Lynch Syndrome, an ATM Mutation and Issues of Gender Identity and Fertility Access

by Scarlett Shiloh (they/them) Unfortunately, You Have Lynch Syndrome and an ATM Mutation I remember exactly how I felt hearing my genetic counselor say the word “unfortunately.” On March 10, 2022, I found out I inherited Lynch syndrome (I...

Screening for pancreatic cancer detects early-stage disease and improves survival

Featured XRAY

Screening for pancreatic cancer detects early-stage disease and improves survival

A research study has shown that screening for pancreatic cancer in people with an inherited mutation or family history was able to detect early-stage pancreatic cancers and improve survival. These results will likely change pancreatic...
PARP inhibitor (niraparib) in patients with inherited or tumor PALB2 mutations in advanced solid tumors (PAVO)

Featured Research

PARP inhibitor (niraparib) in patients with inherited or tumor PALB2 mutations in advanced solid tumors (PAVO)

PAVO is an open-label Phase II study investigating if the study drug, a PARP inhibitor called niraparib (Zejula), is safe and effective for certain people who have been diagnosed with an advanced solid tumor with...

Meet Our Community

Our impact is best shared through the stories of our growing community. Read about the survivors and previvors facing hereditary breast, colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancers as a result of a BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, PTEN or other inherited gene mutation and those with Lynch syndrome. We are comprised of many mutations and many cancers but we are one community!