Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference Features Hereditary Cancer Experts

April 09, 2010

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida, along with USF Health and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) are sponsoring the conference

WHAT:           Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer Conference, the largest annual gathering of the hereditary cancer community featuring the latest research, new information about hereditary cancers, and ways to reduce risk and improve quality of life.

                        Sessions include:

  • Updates from leading researchers on BRCA and hereditary cancer
  • Standard-of-care and cutting-edge options for prevention, early detection and treatment
  • Options for risk-reducing surgeries, including mastectomy (breast removal) and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)
  • Information about post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and tips on insurance coverage
  • Strategies for coping with being high-risk and sharing risk information with family members
  • Methods to improve quality of life while living with hereditary cancer or hereditary cancer risk
  • Information about clinical trials involving high-risk individuals or survivors of hereditary cancer
  • Ways to advocate and improve the lives of people with hereditary cancer risk

WHEN:           Conference: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.June 25; 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26; dessert and wine welcome reception: 8-10 p.m. June 24, lounge, top floor

WHERE:        Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, Orlando

REGISTER:    $175 general registration by May 1

$195 general registration after May 1

$250 by May 1 for genetic counselors and nurses seeking continuing education credit

$275 after May 1 for genetic counselors and nurses seeking continuing education credit

CONTACT:    (813) 745-1247, or

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.