Amy Byer Shainman

Patient Leader

Education-Support-Advocacy. Amy Byer Shainman (a.k.a @BRCAresponder), like Angelina Jolie, is BRCA1 positive. While Jolie inherited her BRCA1 gene mutation from her mother, Shainman inherited her BRCA1 gene mutation from her father. Shainman is a passionate hereditary cancer advocate who has appeared in numerous media campaigns, news stories, television segments, sharing her story while stressing how crucial genetic counseling is in the BRCA testing equation. She is Executive Producer of the BRCA documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer and is currently writing a BRCA/Hereditary Cancer memoir. She is the creator of Hereditary Cancer News and co-creator of #GenCSM.

Location

JUPITER , FL

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Twitter

Finalist

Best in Show: Pinterest

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Team Performance Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Patient Leader Hero
Amy Byer Shainman

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