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St. John to Host Free Film Screening

Join St. John for a free screening of In the Family, a documentary which chronicles the stories of families undergoing genetic testing, the decisions they make as a result, and the impact those decisions have on their lives.


St. John Health System, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) are proud to offer a free screening of In the Family, a documentary by Joanna Rudnik, a BRCA* positive filmmaker.

In the Family chronicles the stories of families undergoing genetic testing, the decisions they make as a result, and the impact those decisions have on their lives. This film screening is a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS’ award-winning non-fiction film series.


Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: St. John Medical Center - 6th floor classroom, Siegfried Tower (1923 S. Utica Ave.)


St. John breast surgeon Dr. Laurie Flynn and Dr. Michael Kayser, genetic specialist, will attend and host a question/answer session after the film.

Additionally, members of the local FORCE group will hold a panel discussion on the subject. FORCE is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. 

Attendance of this event is free but pre-registration is requested. To RSVP, please email jodig@facingourrisk.org.




*BRCA 1 & 2 are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

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