MBCN in the News
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June 9, 2015
By The Huffington Post, Leigh Weingus
In 2012, Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being treated with a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and hormone therapy, she thought her cancer battle was over. But in November of 2013, she was told her breast cancer returned and had spread to her spine and bones.
Kitchen now has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, an aggressive form that spreads outside the breast. In hopes of informing people about breast cancer and everything she and other women living with breast cancer are going through, Kitchen put together a three-minute video in which she silently presents written facts while Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" plays in the background. Since she posted it to Facebook, Kitchen's video has gotten over 43 million views.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 14, 2013
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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.
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.