Friday, September 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE! Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

October 2-October 8
Daily Showings at:
12:10pm, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:30

TICKETS GO ON SALE 9/29 at 7pm

*The Pink & Blue team will be at the October 2nd, 7:20pm screening. 
It is highly advisable that you purchase tickets in advance for this screening. 

Both women and men are faced with difficult decisions when they carry a BRCA gene mutation or other hereditary cancer syndrome.

We meet the doctors and their patients grappling with these tough decisions like whether or not to to have preventative surgeries. Director Alan M. Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male. The film highlights the message that men carry this mutation half the time and that this lack of information is deadly. A higher percentage of men with breast cancer die from it than women.

Dr. Kristi Funk, M.D Angelina Jolie’s surgeon, speaks passionately about the need for awareness and prevention. We also meet those who ultimately didn’t survive, they speak in the hope that their passing will help save the lives of others.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The BRCA BROTHERHOOD - Support for Men

GUEST POST by Dave Bushman
Dave Bushman is the creator of the BRCA BROTHERHOOD 

Discussions about BRCA gene mutations have focused on women. However, it is also important that men be part of the discussion. Men are equally as likely to carry as well as pass on a BRCA genetic mutation. MALES need to part of the BRCA discussion as there are many different issues that affect them as well.

1. Men who are BRCA positive with or without a cancer diagnosis.

2. Men whose wives/partners are BRCA positive (with or without a cancer diagnosis)

3. Men who have a child who is BRCA positive (with or without a cancer diagnosis).

4. Men who are BRCA positive but have a child who has not yet undergone genetic counseling or testing.

5. Men who are BRCA positive but has one or more relatives who have not yet undergone genetic counseling or genetic testing.

Men in each of these categories have their own specific concerns, needs, and interests. 

With that in mind, I set up The BRCA Brotherhood Facebook group, a private group for men only. It is the companion group to The BRCA Sisterhood Facebook group, which is for women only.

No one needs to go through these issues alone. The issues surrounding Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer affect women, men, spouses, significant others, siblings, & children.

The purpose of The BRCA Brotherhood is to allow men who have a BRCA gene mutation or have a family member with a BRCA gene mutation an opportunity to discuss all the various issues in a safe, supportive place.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015


Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC is the President and CEO of My Gene Counsel. 
Ellen is the founder and former director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Yale School of Medicine and a lead plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court gene patent case. Ellen has authored more than 50 scientific publications in the field, is an established educator, lecturer and media spokesperson and has received national awards for her ongoing patient advocacy efforts.