Joining FORCEs Newsletter

Joining FORCES is the FORCE newsletter with news, views and supportive information for individuals concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Joining FORCEs Conference Highlights

by Sue Friedman

Our 2014 conference was a record-breaking success! We welcomed 730 survivors, previvors, supporters, researchers, and health care providers to the largest annual gathering of the HBOC community. This issue features recaps of several sessions.

We’re already preparing for next year: June 18-20, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA — check out our new conference logo below! Once again we will bring you world experts who will present the latest on all aspects of HBOC. Network with others who live with HBOC, meet one-on-one with researchers and clinicians, and enjoy after-hours events, including our popular Show & Tell room. We will offer more than 40 sessions, including longstanding favorites: nonsurgical options for cancer detection and prevention, understanding mastectomy and reconstruction, new treatments for hereditary cancers, risk management for men with mutations, fertility issues, how to participate in and influence research, sexuality, managing menopause with and without hormones, long-term survivorship, and many more. Two new sessions will focus on timely topics: newly identified gene mutations and panel testing for cancer risk, and a forum on population-based BRCA testing.

Registration will open later this year at

Joining Force's 2015 logo


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