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On November 18th the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) held its first conference devoted solely to the concerns of people living with metastatic breast cancer. The conference was a huge success with over 300 attendees from 19 states and Canada. Given in conjunction with Memorial Sloan-Kettering and featuring prominent oncologists and researchers, the audience filled their auditorium to capacity. Along with medical presentations were testimonials from women living with the disease. They described their struggles, triumphs, and coping mechanisms.

Conference 2006

Notes about the conference

Presentations

Metastatic Breast Cancer: One Size Does Not Fit All

Clifford Hudis, M.D. Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, MSKCC.
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New Molecular Targets for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Patricia S. Steeg, Ph.D. Director, Molecular Therapeutics Program. Chief, Women's Cancers Section, Laboratory of Pathology National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD.
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How to Mitigate the Long-Term Effects of Treatment

Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. Director, Symptom Management and Pharmacotherapy Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. New York, NY. (File size: 171 KB)

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Clinical Trials What Are They and When Are They Right For You?

Maura N. Dickler, Assistant Attending Physician, Breast Cancer Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. (File size: 71 KB)

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