FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.

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Research Advocate Program

As advocates we create change that improves the lives of those with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Lisa Schlager,
VP of Community Affairs & Public Policy and Previvor

Thank You Sponsors

The FRAT program is made possible by generous support from:

Request a Research Advocate

FORCE and the ABOUT Network can assist with patient engagement across all phases of research, including consumer input on research study design, identification of study gaps and priorities, consumer input on a program, pilot testing of an intervention, survey or program, and collaboration on a grant submission.

Please complete this survey to request a research advocate for your project.

Become a FORCE Research Advocate

The FORCE Research Advocate Training (FRAT) Program is a basic educational course aimed at preparing people to become engaged in research advocacy on behalf of the hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers community. The program consists of a series of expert-led webinars on topics including basic cancer, breast and ovarian cancer, genetics, statistics, clinical trials and research, patient protection, ethics, and government regulatory processes.

Please complete this application if you are interested in participating in the FRAT program. If you already have research knowledge or experience and want to put it to good use or have questions about the FRAT Program, please contact Diane Rose at

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