Friday, January 27, 2017

UCSF Center for BRCA Research presents screening of Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

Community Event: Film Screening and Panel on Hereditary Cancer

On February 13, 2017, the UCSF Center for BRCA Research presents a film screening of Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer, a documentary chronicling the effects of BRCA on men and women. Prior to the film, join us for a reception and special panel of hereditary cancer experts featuring Dr. Alan Ashworth, who appears in the film and is known for his research contributions to BRCA and BRCA-related cancers.

FILM SCREENING AND PANEL 
PINK & BLUE: COLORS OF HEREDITARY CANCER
Monday, February 13, 2017  |  
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

REGISTER

 
UCSF Mission Bay, Byers Auditorium
Genentech Hall, 600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158


We welcome patients, former patients, survivors, caregivers, as well as local community members! There is no cost to attend, but please take a moment to register for the event.
About the Film

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer is an emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women and men who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers.

We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. 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. There is a higher percentage of MEN dying from breast cancer than women.
World-renowned specialists from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS), Cedars-Sinai, Basser Center for BRCA, and the Pink Lotus Breast Center (including Dr. Kristi Funk, MD, who is Angelina Jolie's surgeon) weigh in with the latest information on BRCA mutations, breast cancer, and the various changes that can be addressed for male patients.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER - Pink & Blue

Just in time for the holidays! 

GO DIRECTLY TO iTunes

GO TO iTunes

GIFT IDEA:  Put a $10 iTunes gift card in this customizable Pink & Blue greeting card below (iTunes download link is on the back of the card).

Customizable Pink & Blue Holiday Greeting Card

Friday, November 11, 2016

BRCAresponder KITCHEN - "Weekend Chill" Chili


If you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from the election this week and feel like an easy weekend, here is VERY EASY, FAST, & DELICIOUS low calorie meal packed with loads of nutrients and protein that will revamp your energy and soul. It makes about 8 portions so it's great recipe for a large family, to store in the refrigerator for leftovers, or to separate and put in the freezer and reheat for a quick meal. All for about $20. You can make it completely vegetarian with veggies crumbles, just beans, or you can use ground turkey or chicken. I don't like spicy food so don't worry, this is NOT spicy. It's flavorful and filling. It's so delish and yes, good for you...enjoy!
Cauliflower has loads of vitamin C and health benefits. Beans are low in fat, great for your heart and digestion, and are convenient and satisfying. The tomato goes beyond basic nutrition and is packed full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. They are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and folic acid. They also contain the antioxidant Lycopene which not gives them their rich red color and plays a role in preventing chronic disease. 

"WEEKEND CHILL" CHILI_

YOU WILL NEED...

A LARGE NON-STICK DEEP SKILLET/WOK

PICK YOUR PROTEIN 11 oz -16oz Ground veggie crumbles/pea protein OR ground chicken OR ground turkey 
OR you can skip this and just add another can of beans 

BEANS 
(1) 15oz can dark red kidney beans 
(1) 15 oz can pinto beans 

FROZEN RICED CAULIFLOWER (1) 11-12 oz bag 
(another option, add diced or chunked up yellow squash or zucchini) 

ORGANIC CRUSHED TOMATOES 
(definitely use organic tomatoes,  even if your other items are not organic)
(2) 28 oz cans 

ORGANIC DICED TOMATOES  
(1) 28 oz can

TACO SEASONING MIX (yes Taco seasoning, not Chili seasoning)
1 & 1/2 packets

SHREDDED CHEDDAR or CHEESE of your choice
(1) 12 oz bag

LOW FAT SOUR CREAM
(1) 16 oz tub

Cook your protein thoroughly in skillet according to directions on medium to high heat. 
Drain fat if needed. Turn down to medium heat.

ADD & MIX IN the frozen riced cauliflower 
Cook 5 minutes. 
For beans, turn can over and drain liquid with your hand covering top, it's fine to leave some liquid in beans. 
ADD & MIX IN 15 oz can dark red kidney beans.
AND 15 oz can pinto beans.  
ADD & MIX IN (2) 28 oz cans organic crushed tomatoes 
ADD & MIX IN (1) 28 oz can organic diced tomatoes.  
ADD & MIX IN TACO SEASONING MIX
I use 1 1/2 packets (Adjust to your taste).
MIX well turn back up to medium high heat until mixture boils, about 5 minutes.

REDUCE HEAT TO SIMMER & COVER with large lid or aluminum foil and just let sit and simmer on stove for 20-30 minutes, stirring on occasion, until you are ready to eat. 

Chili can also be frozen into portions. 
It can be stored in fridge to reheat next day.

Makes about (8) 1 1/2  to 2 cup portions. 
Each portion (made with my veggie protein) approximately 
268 calories. 
Add 1/4 cup shredded cheese and 2 tablespoons low fat sour cream & each portion is approximately
287 calories.

EWG suggests that people buy organic tomatoes where possible so as to minimize pesticide exposure.