Could 'Decoding Annie Parker' Inspire Patient Participation in Health Decisions?

Tampa Bay Times article on a new movie documenting breast cancer research

June 13, 2014 Tampa Bay Times

A new summer movie, Decoding Annie Parker, follows the story of a woman determined to get answers to her questions about breast cancer, and the parallel story of investigators sifting through genetic information from thousands of women to hunt for hereditary causes of breast cancer. 

In this Tampa Bay Times article, writer Charlotte Sutton raises the question of whether a movie like this will encourage patient participation in health decisions by raising awareness of "patient-powered research networks" such as PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Intitiative).  Duke Clinical Research Institute is one of the coordinating centers for PCORNet, the "network of networks" set up by PCORI.