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Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance landmark report finds MBC research underfunded and identifies opportunities to close gaps for

October 15, 2014

By Press Release

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On National Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Day, October 13, the MBC Alliance revealed the results of their Landscape Report, Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. The MBC Alliance, representing 29 cancer organizations, releases the report on its one-year anniversary after a comprehensive year-long analysis of current MBC research and patient needs, as well as information and services.

Acting on the realities of metastatic breast cancer

October 14, 2014

By chad Estes, Idaho Statesman

Last October I partnered with my friend Trina Klier-Murri and three other Idaho women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) to write an article for the Idaho Statesman that shared the difficulties of coping with the disease. In a culture full of pink awareness, save-our-boobies campaigns and "a portion of the proceeds will benefit" merchandising, the realities of MBC too often go unnoticed. Cancer, when it is contained in the breast tissue, is a life-altering bully, but if it escapes to a person's organs, it can be a killer.

The Silenced Breast Cancer Speaks Up

October 9, 2014

By Nick Mulcahy, Medscape News

The incurable form of breast cancer, metastatic disease, is mostly invisible during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, but some organizations and individuals are working to change that.

However, they are facing an uphill battle because widespread Pinktober promotions strongly suggest that breast cancer is a problem that can be overcome, according to participants interviewed by Medscape Medical News.

Joani Gudeman, breast cancer activist, dies at 50

August 28, 2014

By chicago Tribune

Joani Gudeman, a psychotherapist, immersed herself into activities with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network after being diagnosed with the disease.

She served on the organization's board, helped plan three of its annual conferences and edited a series of first-person stories by those living with the disease.

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January 22, 2014

By Katherine O'Brien, ihatebreastcancer.wordpress.com blog

Last week’s Keller/Adams social media controversy inspired countless blog posts, print articles and editorials. Like remoras to a shark, everyone hustled to attach themselves to this issue.

MBCN responds: Bill Keller's Misguided NYTimes Op-Ed piece

January 13, 2014

By MBCNbuzz blog

Bill Keller’s op-ed piece on “Heroic Measures”  (January 12, 2014)  contains egregious factual errors. It also misrepresents what metastatic breast cancer is and how it is treated.

Dr. Julie Gralow Discusses the SWOG S0500 Trial

December 14, 2013

By Onclive

Julie R. Gralow, MD, director, Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, clinical research division, member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Center, professor, Medical Oncology Division, University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses the SWOG S0500 trial, which evaluated different treatments in patients with metastatic breast cancer who had elevated circulating tumor cell (CTC) levels.
- See more at: http://www.onclive.com/conference-coverage/sabcs-2013/Dr-Gralow-on-SWOG-S0500#sthash.vVNBrAnx.dpuf

Living with breast cancer when there's no cure

December 7, 2013

By Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

When Ginny Knackmuhs beat early-stage breast cancer and had routine checkups during the years that followed, she thought the disease was behind her. But in 2009, she was shocked to receive another diagnosis of breast cancer. This time it was metastatic, the most advanced kind.


UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

October 21, 2013

By Scott Dance, Baltimore Sun

Focus on 'microtentacles' aims to prevent disease's ability to spread

Breast cancer kills when rogue tumor cells spread through the bloodstream, squeezing through microscopic gaps to inundate organs until they fail. But what if that spread could be prevented, the cells left free-floating to be crushed in capillaries or to self-destruct instead?

A team of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, joined by entrepreneurs and other academics, has been exploring that question for nearly a decade. What they have found challenges the basis for most breast cancer research and treatment, which focus on preventing tumor cells from multiplying.

Metastatic breast cancer - 'it's like getting all four tires flattened'

September 19, 2013

By Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle

Lori's complete story: Parts 1 and 2

Lori Sumako was your perfect, stage 1 breast cancer patient.

She followed all of her doctor's orders. She endured the surgery and chemotherapy without (too many) complaints. She and husband Rick Mitchell gave thanks for each year that she was cancer-free.

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