Based on actual events, Decoding Annie Parker tells the story of two very different women on seemingly similar paths towards ground-breaking discoveries. Dr. Mary-Claire King, a geneticist, who bucked the conventional wisdom about cancer research and discovered the genetic link in breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene, and Annie Parker, one of the first women to be diagnosed with the BRCA1 gene, who lost her mother and sister to breast cancer.
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 8PM
Location: Diana Center Event Oval, LL100
Post screening discussion on the scientific and medical implications of the important discovery the film highlights.
Robin Marantz Henig ,journalist and NY Times contributor (moderator)
Steven Bernstein, director
Dr. Robert Benezra, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute
Dr. Alison Estabrook ‘BC74, Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center at St Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Editor: Douglas Crise
Cinematographer: Ted Hayash
Producers: Steven Bernstein, Keith Kjarval and Clark Peterson
Featuring: Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt and Aaron Paul