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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.

In the Closet

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.

Trials and Tribulations

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.

Dancing in Limbo

July 2, 2008

By Kathy Latour, CureToday.com

More women with metastatic breast cancer are living longer with a better quality of life because of new treatment options, better control of side effects, and more support services.

Learning How to Live With Hope

May 2, 2008

By Amy Sacks, MAMM

Women with metastatic breast cancer want more treatment options and greater awareness of their disease. A recent medical conference helped give them both.

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