Monday, October 17, 2011

Congratulations to Ellen Matloff, MS - recipient of FORCE's 2011 Empowerment Award for Advocacy!

From FORCE's Fall 2011 Newsletter

by Sue Friedman

2011 Spirit of Empowerment Award for Advocacy

Ellen Matloff is Director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale Cancer Center. She’s been a member of FORCE’s Scientific Advisory Board since 2002, helping us develop educational materials and draft position statements on key topics. Ellen has been a strong outspoken advocate for the importance of genetic counseling for people concerned about hereditary cancer. As lead plaintiff in the ACLU gene patenting lawsuit, she strives to improve patient access to testing.