RECENT NEWS: articles, videos and events about metastatic breast cancer

New!  Facebook Page for   

Check out the Facebook page for news about emerging research, new treatments and other articles on the web of interest to MBC patients and their families.  You can read this public page (but not post) even if you don't belong to Facebook. 

New! 1st International consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC 1)

Based on a meeting held in Lisbon in November, this paper has Just been published in the European School of Oncology's journal The Breast to coincide with the 8th annual meeting of the European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) held in Vienna in March, 2012. Click on the link above for the full text of the guidelines report.  

MBC Advocates Speak Out, from Vital Options

This is the first of 11 videos of metastatic breast cancer advocates speaking at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December, 2011, featuring advocates Shirley Mertz, Maria Wetzel, Elyse Caplan and Musa Mayer as interviewed by Selma Schimmel of Vital Options:


Click here to watch the other 10 videos.

NEW! In November, 2011, the first consensus conference on metastatic breast cancer, ABC1, was held in Lisbon, Portugal, for the purpose of presenting emerging research and drafting a set of guidelines for the treatment of advanced disease.  Here is Musa Mayer's keynote address, delivered at SHARE in December for those who had not been able to attend the conference.


Why treatment guidelines matter:


For more, read this CancerWorld article  on ABC1 "Where are the consensus guidelines for women with metastatic disease?"  CancerWorld is a print/online publication of the European School of Oncology, who also sponsored the conference.

October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day!

Visit the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network website for details

 "Silent No More: Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer Surveyed," from Women Magazine, September 2011

 "Theories on metastasis: Innovative thinking--An advocacy perspectiveWorkshop slides from the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Advocacy Training Conference, May 1, 2011

From the 33rd San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium:

"SABCS 2010 Round-Up: A Sense of Urgency," Blog for CR Magazine, American Association of Cancer Research, December, 2010

"Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Global Patient Survey," BRIDGE Survey article, Community Oncology, September, 2010

"Lessons Learned from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Community," Seminars in Oncology Nursing, special issue on advanced cancer, August, 2010



Learn what 1,342 women with metastatic breast cancer from 13 countries around the world have to say, in the BRIDGE Survey results.

Join BCMETS, an online community for women living with metastatic breast cancer, and their families and friends.

Listen to Musa Mayer and metastatic breast cancer patient Donna Pelletier being interviewed live by Audrey Adams on Talk! with Audrey on October 13, 2010, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.