Other Resources

Educational Materials:

The Family Link Between Breast & Ovarian Cancer in Black Women

An educational brochure developed through a joint effort between Moffitt researchers and our Community Advisory Panel (CAP) consisting of community leaders, breast cancer survivors, healthcare providers, and patient advocates, many of whom are members of the Black community. The brochure was developed to improve awareness in individuals in the Black community about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Advocacy Groups:

American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program has helped men and women cope with their breast cancer experience. This experience begins when someone is faced with the possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis and continues throughout the entire period that breast cancer remains a personal concern.

Faces of Courage Inc.

Faces of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing life enriching experiences to kids, women, and families touched by cancer and/or blood disorders. Faces of Courage is the first organization in the nation to tailor a women’s weekend camp for minority cancer survivors and is considered a leader in minority outreach and education.

Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

An organization for women whose family histories and genetic status put them at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and for families in which a BRCA gene change may be present.

Komen Circle of Promise

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Circle of Promise empowers Black women with information and tools. The Circle of Promise movement is designed to engage Black women to be ambassadors in their local communities by fostering increased awareness, support, empowerment, and action.

National Cancer Institute PDQ® Cancer

PDQ is an online database developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute which is designed to make the most current, credible, and accurate cancer information available to health professionals and the public.

The National Witness Project Inc.®

The Witness Project® is a culturally competent, community-based, breast and cervical cancer education program through which cancer survivors and lay health advisers increase awareness, knowledge, screening, and early detection behaviors in the African-American population in an effort to reduce the mortality and morbidity from cancer.

Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer Inc.

Sistahs Surviving Breast Cancer, Inc. (SSBC) was formed by Jacqueline Y. “JB” Brown as a faith-based support group in the greater Tampa Bay Area. JB’s main goal for forming SSBC was to reduce the disparities in breast cancer deaths, treatment and recovery and to dispel the myths in Black and other minority communities by increasing:

  • Breast health
  • Early detection awareness
  • Education of methods available