Sue Friedman, DVM
As founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), Dr. Friedman has fourteen years of experience assessing and addressing the unique needs of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE’s forums contain the largest database of personal experiences of members of this unique community. Through the FORCE membership and contact list Dr. Friedman has access to a large community of people living with a BRCA mutation or hereditary risk. Dr. Friedman also served at an NCI designated Cancer Center for 6 years as a Patient Advocate in Clinical Genetics and facilitated recruitment and enrollment of patients at risk for hereditary cancers. She serves as a patient expect on several panels including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Gyneocologic Oncology Group and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. She was recently awarded a PCORI grant as Co-Prinicipal Investigator of a patient powered research network, to recruit patients with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer across the United States.