LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The internationally acclaimed documentary PINK & BLUE: COLORS of HEREDITARY CANCER is slated for domestic and Canadian iTunes and Google Play release on December 1st, 2016.
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 only a woman's disease. In fact, men are more likely to die from it because they are unaware of their 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.
"Cancer risk decision-making is deeply personal and what is right for one person may not be right for another. Pink & Blue provides education and knowledge which empowers both men and women, alongside their doctors, to make informed healthcare decisions that feel right for them," said Amy Byer Shainman, Executive Producer of Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer.
Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer
Produced and Directed By Alan M. Blassberg
Executive Producer Amy Byer Shainman
Producer Marc Romeo
Producer Daniel Lawrence Abrams
Editor Becca Berry
Initial funding for the film was raised through a Kickstarter campaign.
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SOURCE Pink & Blue, Inc.