Thursday, December 31, 2009

Documentary project on the BRCA gene

Outlived Outraged Outspoken: One Woman's Mission to Save Her Family from Nancy Bellen on Vimeo.

Outlived, Outraged, Outspoken: One Woman's Mission To Save Her Family

I met Christine Benjamin in October on an Amazon Heart Thunder Ride. She is the first woman in her family to survive premenopausal cancer in 70 years. Some of the members in Christine's family carry the BRCA gene, the gene linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Christine is on a mission to save the next generation of her family with education and genetic testing.

We started the one year journey of documenting that story in December 09.The passing of the genetic anti- discrimination law in November 09 makes Christine's story even more timely.

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