Basser Research Center for BRCA

Basser Research Center and FORCE Collaboration

Facing Our Risk of Cancer linkThe Basser Research Center for BRCA is pleased to partner with FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. FORCE increases awareness and provides support and education to those facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE helps these individuals to know their health care options and make informed decisions. 

Our collaboration will strengthen ties between people coping with BRCA-related issues and the researchers and physicians devoted to finding new ways to prevent and treat BRCA-related cancers. "Individuals involved with FORCE can play a key role in helping us shape our research agenda by telling us about their experiences and helping us understand what information and resources are important to them as they navigate the process of receiving genetic test results, planning strategies to reduce their risk of developing cancer, or receiving treatment for the diseases linked to these genes," says Susan Domchek, MD, Executive Director of the Basser Research Center for BRCA. "Working with FORCE provides us with a terrific opportunity to connect with a motivated group of people across the nation who want to be our partners as we work toward improving the care we can offer them."

FORCE and the Basser Center work together to develop educational resources, drive research forward, and ensure that support resources are available to individuals facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. 

Hear what FORCE and the Basser Research Center have to say about our partnership here!

Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference

The Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer or a BRCA mutation. The 9th annual conference will be held June 18-20, 2015 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Hotel and will present a wide range of topics and the latest research on these cancers. The 2015 program will be held in partnership with Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA. The conference will provide participants opportunities to enroll in research, including Basser-funded studies. Attendees include people concerned about hereditary cancer: survivors, previvors, people with a BRCA mutation or family history of cancer, patient advocates, researchers, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients. 

Recent News from the Basser Research Center and FORCE Collaboration

Thank You to FORCE from the Basser Research Center!

The Basser Research Center for BRCA thanks the nearly 300 attendees of the 2014 Joining FORCEs Conference who joined the Basser Research Registry! 'We are continually impressed by the enthusiastic support of research shown by FORCE members. It would take us months to recruit that many carriers through our Cancer Risk Evaluation Program," says Becca Mueller, CGC.

Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference 2014

More than 700 individuals facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer gathered at the Philadelphia Marriott for the 2014 Joining FORCEs Conference held by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered in partnership with the Basser Research Center for BRCA. 

Upcoming FORCE Support Groups 

Join FORCE for a Face to Face Get Together: January

January 12, 2015, 7:00 pm | YWCA Princeton
Breast Cancer Resource Center, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

This Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) support group is dedicated to people with a BRCA1/2 mutation or related cancer. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jill Oster  at Jillo@facingourrisk.org.
 
Looking for a support group in your region? Find a local group here.

 

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