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FORCE - Facing Hereditary Cancer EMPOWERED

FORCE’s eXamining the Relevance of Articles for You (XRAY) program looks behind the headlines of cancer news to help you understand what the research means to you. XRAY is a reliable source of hereditary cancer research-related news and information.

About the XRAY Program & Ratings

FORCE has frequently observed situations where the media misrepresented cancer research. Some news articles feature attention-grabbing, hyped headlines and inaccurate content. Because scientific journals are hard to access and understand, people may turn to the popular press for information about cancer research to inform their medical decisions. We saw a need for a reliable source of breast cancer information in the headlines.

In response, FORCE developed “eXamining the Relevance of Articles for You” (XRAY). With initial funding from the CDC, we developed a program to review breast cancer topics reported in the media.

Additional Resources

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BreastCancerTrials.org
BreastCancerTrials.org is a free, patient-friendly, non-profit clinical trial matching service that helps people with any stage of breast cancer learn about and find clinical trials that are right for them. BreastCancerTrials.org lists over 700 clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients in the United States. Developed in 2008, the mission of BreastCancerTrials.org is to accelerate breast cancer research by making patient consideration of clinical trials the norm vs. the exception.

BreastCancerTrials.org is a program of Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative, a non-profit organization.

Carebox Connect & Touch BBCA
TOUCH BBCA’s When We Tri(al) has partnered with Carebox to provide Breasties, caregivers, and the entire Black community with an easy way to search and match to breast cancer clinical trials.

Metastatic Trial Search
Metastatic Trial Search is a free, patient-friendly, non-profit clinical trial matching service designed specifically for people with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic Trial Search displays trial information in plain language, making it easier to find a trial that’s right for you. Developed in 2015 by BreastCancerTrials.org in collaboration with five breast cancer advocacy organizations, Metastatic Trial Search can now be found on many partner websites.

 

Metastatic Trial Talk
Because it can be hard to find and understand up-to-date research news, BreastCancerTrials.org publishes the monthly newsletter Metastatic Trial Talk: a one-stop resource for all topics related to metastatic breast cancer research and clinical trials, with different topics and new clinical trials published monthly.

 

When We Tri(al)
This is our movement to advance breast cancer science for Black women. Because the vast majority of people who participate in clinical trials are white, there simply is not enough research about how breast cancer treatments work for Black women, or how we experience breast cancer differently. We deserve better. When We Tri(al) is a call to action for our fierce, resilient community of Black women.

Find a Clinical Trial Mentor with Imerman’s Angels
If you are interested in speaking with someone who has participated in a cancer-related clinical trial, register to speak to a Mentor Angel through Imerman Angels. If you have participated in a cancer-related clinical trial and would like to help someone else through their experience, please register to become a Mentor Angel.

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial Resources

Learn the processes and objectives of clinical trials, plus access resources and more.

  • Triage Cancer® is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. The Legal & Financial Navigation Program offers one-on-one help with issues such as work, health and disability insurance, finances, and estate planning. CancerFinances.org is an online toolkit to help people manage finances after a cancer diagnosis.
  • Pink Fund – Provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment

  • Gift of Hope – Provides financial support to low-income women with breast cancer in Florida
  • Breast Cancer Assistance Fund
  • Cancer Care Financial Assistance Program – Provides assistance with transportation, home and childcare, pet care
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer GrantProvides one-time grant to help people in active treatment for early-stage breast cancer or living with metastatic breast cancer pay vital expenses such as rent, utility bills, car payments, and car insurance. Grant amounts range from $500 – $1,000 depending on need.

  • Healthwell Foundation – Provides assistance with copayments for prescription drugs, coinsurance, deductibles and other selected out-of-pocket costs
  • Patient Advocate Foundation – Provides direct payment for co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles for patients who need financial assistance; determined by zip code
  • Medicine Assistance Tool – Patients complete a questionnaire that directs them to personalized resources and assistance
  • Social Security – Compassionate Allowance expedites the SSDI claim process. Certain disabling conditions, including metastatic breast cancer, receive a decision within three weeks. Funds are distributed in the same manner as regular SSDI (6 months from date of determination).
  • Infinite Strength – Provides Rrcurring Monthly Basic Needs Financial Grants to underserved single mothers living with metastatic breast cancer in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Vermont

  • Estate Planning Resources

 

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