Lisa Rezende

carries the same gene as Angelina Jolie; she’s had a double mastectomy, and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed three years ago.


As the new Director of Education at FORCE, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to combine my personal experience as a BRCA1 mutation carrier and my professional experience in biomedical research and science education to work for the benefit of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community. I am passionate about helping our community navigate through the amazing array of FORCE educational materials, developing new resources to meet the growing needs of families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and translating the latest research into information that people can use to make medical decisions and improve their health.

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