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  • Over the years the term previvor has been incorporated into the FORCE lexicon.

    Previvor: Past, Present, & Future « Thoughts from FORCE

  • The development and success of the term previvor is just one example of FORCE’s continuing role in uniting and providing a strong voice for families touched by hereditary cancer.

    Previvor: Past, Present, & Future « Thoughts from FORCE

  • Boesky, an associate professor of English at Boston College, calls herself a "previvor," a term for people who don't have cancer but, because of family history, are predisposed to get it.

    Two books on women fighting cancer, reviewed by Nora Krug

  • Once Ms. Gessen knows about her errant gene, she becomes a "previvor," someone who doesn't yet have cancer but most likely will -- and though she wants to stave off a decision about surgery until her daughter has stopped nursing, she feels that if she doesn't act, she will become a "professional patient" who will always be ill until proven healthy -- not a way she wants to live.

    The DNA Dilemma

  • In the documentary, In The Family which will air on PBS on October 1, producer and previvor Joanna Rudnick pointedly questions the high price tag on genetic testing.

    2008 September « Thoughts from FORCE

  • In 80 minutes, Joanna, a previvor with a BRCA1 mutation, gives a face and voice to our community, addressing the conflict, grief, loss, family dynamics and most of the issues and dilemmas we face.

    2008 August « Thoughts from FORCE

  • In December 2007, Time Magazine chose “previvor” as #3 of the top buzzwords of 2007 giving millions of people exposure to the term.

    2008 July « Thoughts from FORCE

  • Use of the term “previvor” has become common, which, in my opinion is good for our community.

    2008 July « Thoughts from FORCE

  • As a result, FORCE developed and promoted the term “cancer previvor” for “survivor of a predisposition to cancer.”

    2008 July « Thoughts from FORCE

  • MRAP vehicle: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, designed to protect troops from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) mumblecore: an independent film movement featuring low-budget production, non-professional actors, and largely improvised dialogue previvor: a person who has not been diagnosed with a form of cancer but has survived a genetic predisposition for cancer social graph: the network of one†™ s friends and connections on social websites such as Facebook and Myspace tase (or taze): to stun with a Taser (popularized by a Sep. 2007 incident in which a University of Florida student was filmed being stunned by a Taser at a public forum) upcycling: the transformation of waste materials into something more useful or valuable

    Lists and Rankings: Oxford Word of the Year « ResourceShelf


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