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...patients to use their story and voice to bring attention to the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients and to use their knowledge to participate more fully with their healthcare provider


...patients about metastatic breast cancer treatments and how to cope with the disease; Educate the public about the differences between early and advanced stage disease.


…for focused research to find more targeted therapies to lengthen the lives of patients and make metastatic breast cancer truly a chronic disease like diabetes or HIV/AIDS.

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MBCN produces and offers a wide variety of up-to-date information and resources for people dealing with MBC.
MBCN is also a champion of clinical trials and research.
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Telling your story can be healing and empowering for you. And inspiring and meaningful for others. Share yours with others… and for yourself. Send your story to: mbcn@mbcn.org    

Our Mission

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), a volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization, seeks to address the unique needs and concerns of women and men who are living with metastatic or Stage IV breast cancer.

Not just being alive... LIVING!

Pragmatism. Realism. Optimism.

On March 8, 2018, MBCN’s Shirley Mertz was among the speakers at Susan G Komen Chicago’s first ever Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. Shirley shares her own story, offers tips for getting the best care and showcases the Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Search engine. Bonus: Shirley also touches on the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance’s forthcoming Connect registry. It’s a very informative 15 minutes!

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