In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Risk Assessment Program, Fox Chase asked five Risk Assessment families to share their stories.
The RAP Celebration Video Project is a Fox Chase Cancer Center event made with the participation of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY in Philadelphia. Some participants in the Risk Assessment Program were asked to make videos telling their experience with the program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. With the assistance of editors at WHYY, these stories premiered on November 13, 2011.
See these and more Risk Assessment videos on YouTube
Video: Carlette Knox
Video: Denise Portner
"Being involved in the Family Risk Assessment Program is like having a really smart and caring group of friends." Read more »
Video: John O'Donnell
"I learned that due to the high incidence of cancer in my family, and the age that I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I had a higher than normal chance of having a mutation of my BRCA genes," John explained. Mutations of this type are usually associated with women’s health, but if he carried the mutation, his three daughters could inherit that from their father.
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Video: Alan Stachura
"If you think there is a risk of cancer in your family, there probably is. The genetic counselors at Fox Chase's Risk Assessment Program provide valuable information and guidance. I recommend them to anyone with a strong family history of cancer." Read more »
Video: Meredith Swinney
Meredith gets screened regularly with mammograms and breast MRI. She has learned what it means to be a BRCA2 gene mutation carrier. She admits the process has made her feel empowered that she is in control of her future.
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Online Celebration Gallery
We invited all of you to share in the 20th Anniversary celebration by submitting individual or family photos to be featured in a slideshow at the anniversary event and on this anniversary page.
Submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted in our Online Celebration Gallery.
See photo from the November 13th event on Flickr
RAP 20th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, November 13, 2011
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY,
Independence Mall West
(Between Race and Arch Streets)
150 N. 6th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106