Angelina Jolie Pitt recently announced that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in order to reduce her risk of ovarian cancer. Ms. Jolie Pitt had previous shared that she has a mutation in the BRCA gene, which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancers. The Alliance received many calls and requests to comment from media outlets.
Our CEO Calaneet Balas was quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times about Ms. Jolie Pitt’s decision to remove her ovaries. Click here to read the article.
We worked with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on a letter to the New York Times, which was published on March 30. Click here to read our letter.