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Living with Borrowed Time

Shirley Mertz speaks at International ABC Conference in Lisbon November 2015.

Living with Borrowed Time



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Events Calendar

A complete listing of metastatic bc programs, webinars, tweetups from ALL bc orgs





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Reseach Awards

 MBCN Supports Metastatic Breast Cancer Researchers at University of Chicago With Leadership Awards
November 12, 2015

MBCN’s Shirley Mertz (left) and Katherine O’Brien (far right) with leadership award recipients Dr. Nanda and Dr. Chmura.


At a Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum held by the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 27, 2015,  patients and caregivers heard from two University of Chicago clinicians, oncologist Dr. Rita Nanda and radiation oncologist Dr. Steven Chmura, who shared current and new approaches aimed at improving treatment outcomes for women who live with metastatic breast cancer, a currently incurable, but treatable form of breast cancer that ends the lives of 110 people every day and 40,000 lives annually in the United States.

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More 2015 Research awards


Conference Highlights

2013 National Conference

Sept 21-22, 2013

in conjunction with MDAnderson Cancer Center

Dr. Dizon's presentation: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer → →

one of our favorites!


10+ Years Stories

Sandra's Story: Living with Mets for 17 years!

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Video made by Texas Mom, Holley Kitchen, living with mbc, goes viral with over 40 milllion views. Watch it HERE.

Thank you, Holley, educating about Stage IV on People, GMA, & more...




MBCN proud to be a founding member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance


Over 30 organizations united in one vision:

Transform and improve the lives of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer.

Only 7%

of the $15 Billion invested in breast cancer research from 2000-2013 by the major government and non-profit funders in the US and the UK was

spent on metastatic focused research.

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The Power of Telling Your Own Story

This is the place to have your voice heard!

Telling your story can be healing and empowering for you. And inspiring and meaningful for others.

Send your 500 words or less to:mbcn@mbcn.org