CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The internationally acclaimed documentary PINK & BLUE: COLORS of HEREDITARY CANCER screens in Chicago this Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatre. Immediately following the film there will be a Q & A panel.
Qualifying for two Oscars in 2015, the film is an emotional journey that examines the lives of women and men who carry a BRCA gene mutation. Through personal stories, the documentary details what having a BRCA gene mutation means. Experts explain the science behind how a BRCA gene mutation puts both women and men at increased risk for developing certain cancers. The film also highlights the message that men can also carry a BRCA gene mutation. We see what Producer and Director Alan M. Blassberg must face as a BRCA 2 positive man. Blassberg says, "Most men don't realize that hereditary breast cancer is not just a woman's disease. In fact, men are more likely to die from it because they are unaware of their cancer risk and they don't have genetic counseling or genetic testing. Throughout the film we capture what men with breast cancer and a BRCA gene mutation deal with in such a pink world." Dr. Kristi Funk, Angelina Jolie's breast surgeon and co-founder of Pink Lotus Breast Center, speaks passionately about the need for awareness, and thus prevention. The film also includes world-renowned specialists on hereditary cancer: Dr. Armando Giuliano, Surgical Oncologist Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Los Angeles, Dr. Susan Domchek, Executive Director Basser Research Center for BRCA/Penn Medicine, and Dr. Alan Ashworth, Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center/ San Francisco. Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary CancerDecember 1, 2016 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection 1011 S Delano Ct. Chicago, IL Tickets $10/ Tickets Available Online at Tugg.com HOST- Georgia Hurst, Founder & Executive Director ihavelynchsyndrome.comQ & A PANEL- Amy Byer Shainman/Executive Producer Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer, Scott M. Weissman, MS, CGC/Chicago Genetic Consultants, Dr. Daniel Liu/Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC/CEO My Gene Counsel Screening sponsored by Pathway Genomics.