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In the Family in the news

May 18, 2009

“When I heard that the ACLU had made a formal challenge to the patents on BRCA1 and BRCA2, held by Myriad Genetics, I was in between my bi-annual MRI screening for breast cancer and packing to attend the Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) conference in Orlando, celebrating 10 years of advocacy around issues affecting the BRCA community.”

- Joanna Rudnick

Our grantee, the filmmaker Joanna Rudnick, repsonds to the ACLU challenge to Myriad Genetics, which holds the patents to the cancer-causing mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2.  Joanna’s article, which appears in the Huffington Post, also contains a clip from her film, In the Family, which traces her own experience with breast cancer and the BRCA1 mutation.

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