MBCN in the News
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October 8, 2009
By Ellen Moskowitz - President, Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It’s October. The pink ribbons are out. Survivors flock to tell their success stories. We hear how they fought hard and won the battle and can now move on and get back to their life - usually as a ‘better person’ for the experience. We all applaud. It feels good. There is closure and we all love closure. But what about the 30% of those with breast cancer whose cancer has spread beyond the breast to the bone or a vital organ ( usually the lungs, liver, brain)? That 30% is the metastatic population
May 17, 2009
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was pleased to support the "Hope for the Future: A Comprehensive Look at Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference" on May 16, 2009. The annual conference is devoted solely to the concerns of those living with metastatic breast cancer. It was organized by the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network and hosted by Drs. Eric Winer and Nancy Lin at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
January 9, 2009
By Science Daily
A team of researchers at Princeton University and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has identified a long-sought gene that is fatefully switched on in 30 to 40 percent of all breast cancer patients, spreadin gthe disease, resisting traditional chemotherapies and eventually leading to death.
November 17, 2008
By Ann DeMatteo, New Haven Register
Susan Davis, 55, a member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, is working hard to propel metastatic breast cancer out of the shadows.
October 24, 2008
By Darcy De Leon, Cancer Wise : MD Anderson Cancer Center
October 6, 2008
By Susan Kreimer, Nurse Zone
Even with metastatic breast cancer, a glimmer of hope can prevail. Just ask Ellen Moskowitz, president of the volunteer Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, which has 820 female members nationwide.
September 22, 2008
By Ellen Moskowitz, Health News Digest
Living longer with metastatic breast cancer presents new challenges to the breast cancer community, a huge community with power and influence -- all focused on prevention, early detection and the cure -- and they all wear pretty pink ribbons.
September 20, 2008
By Lilla Romeo, speech at the Bridging Gaps & Expanding Outreach Meeting, NYC
If I asked each one of you to hold up a glass of water, I don’t think you would have any problem. But if I asked you to hold it up for an hour without putting it down, you might find that more difficult. What about for a day, a week or a month? It would seem not only painful but nearly impossible.
Now think how a person with metastatic breast cancer feels, living with a RELENTLESS disease that offers NO RESPITE.
September 2, 2008
By Amy Sacks, MAMM
Many women with metastatic breast cancer make the agonizing decision to hide their diagnosis. This double life adds more stress and uncertainty to their already difficult days.
July 2, 2008
By Amy Sacks, MAMM
Patients with metastatic disease are often rejected from clinical trials of new drugs that might bring them hope. Many say changes have to be made.