Cancer Risk Helpline Celebrates One Year Anniversary


July 19, 2010

Lifestyle

On the anniversary of the launching of their toll-free telephone helpline for individuals concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), a national advocacy group for women concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania reported high satisfaction rates with the helpline during its first year of operation. Dr. James Coyne, Co-Director of the Cancer Control and Outcomes Program initiated the helpline to meet a pressing need for support and information among women and their families in the community. The helpline, which opened in December 2003, is the country's first toll-free helpline specifically for individuals concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk... read more