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Metastatic Breast Cancer Network: What We Need Now — Hoping for Change

December 1, 2009

By Shana Aborn, MAMM

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network was founded in 2004 by Nina Schulman and Jane Soyer, two women living with metastatic (stage IV) disease who wanted to help others feel less alone and unheard.

Building a Community for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 27, 2009

By The VoiceAmerica™ Talk Radio Network

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this episode, host Kim Thiboldeaux and guests will discuss the important needs of the estimated 155,000 women living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States. Guests include Ellen Moskowitz, who is currently living with advanced breast cancer and is co-founder of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network; and Suzanne Hebert, who is also living with metastatic disease and is the Vice President at the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network.

Metastatic Breast Cancer - No Pretty Pink Ribbon

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

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funding Supports Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

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.

Breast Cancer Gene Linked To Disease Spread Discovered

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.

Living with Breast Cancer

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.

Recognize Metastatic Breast Cancer This October

October 24, 2008

By Darcy De Leon, Cancer Wise : MD Anderson Cancer Center

Targeted Therapies Bring Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

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.

The Truth Behind the Pink Ribbon

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.

Overcoming Isolation & Exposing Misconceptions

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.

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