2013 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day

2013 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day Celebrate. Share Knowledge. Empower Others! Today, September 29, 2013, begins National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, and on Wednesday, October 2, we will celebrate National Previvor Day. In 2010, FORCE made history with the successful passage of H. Res. 1522, the Congressional resolution … Continue reading

Our Day in Court

On April 15th, heady with hope and optimism at the impact our historic case could have on women’s health, the mood changed suddenly when we learned the terrible news from Boston as we were leaving the Supreme Court and wrapping up our rally against the patenting of the BRCA “breast cancer genes.” I write this … Continue reading

[BRCA Gene PATENT] Myriad Rally at SCOTUS on April 15 – Only 4 days away!

Friends and Activists, Our rally at the Supreme Court during arguments for the Myriad gene patenting case is only 4 days away! Plans are coming along well, and I look forward to seeing many of you there.  I hope that you are all planning to join the rally and wanted to reach out to make … Continue reading

Breaking News! Supreme Court to Hear Gene Patent Case

It was announced yesterday that the U.S. Supreme Court WILL hear Breast Cancer Actions legal challenge to Myriad Genetics’ patents on the ”breast cancer genes,” BRCA 1 and 2! The Court will decide the essential question: Are human genes patentable?  We say “NO, they are not.”  Because Myriad owns the patent on the BRCA 1 … Continue reading