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What’s the Lasting Impact of 'The Angelina Effect'?

Angelina Jolie
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    "[Angelina] Jolie has been a blessing, and her stature as a celebrity speaking about this topic of gene mutations did more in one day with an op-ed than we could do in 10 years to raise awareness of heredity breast, ovarian, and related cancers." – Karen Kramer
    Karen Kramer
    Karen Kramer, senior vice president of marketing for FORCE.Karen Kramer
    Alan Blassberg with singer/songwriter and producer Kara DioGuardi
    Alan with singer/songwriter and producer Kara DioGuardi, the star of his documentary on breast cancer gene mutations.Alan Blassberg
    Alan starting a mammogram.
    Alan and his sisters tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation. Here, he undergoes a mammogram as part of his careful monitoring and cancer surveillance.Alan Blassberg
    Stephanie Stephens

    Stephanie Stephens


    Stephanie Stephens is a very experienced digital journalist, audio/video producer and host who covers health, healthcare and health policy, along with celebrities and their health, for a variety of publications, websites, networks, content agencies and other distinctive clients. Stephanie was accepted to THREAD AT YALE for summer 2018 to author and produce an investigative series. She is also active in the animal welfare community.