Fact: 95 percent of funding for breast cancer targets primary breast cancer (stages I through III) leaving only 5 percent for metastatic breast cancer (stage IV).
Fact: 30 percent of people with primary breast cancer develop metastatic breast cancer.
Fact: 40,000 people die annually from metastatic breast cancer.
Fact: Despite the mortality rate, the number of people with metastases is unknown.
If you want to know more about the pressing need for more research directed at metastatic breast cancer, watch this slide show presented by Musa Mayer, a long-time leading advocate for metastatic breast cancer, at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Advocacy Training Conference.
Theories on metastatis: Innovative Thinking—an Advocacy Perspective. By Musa Mayer. Presented at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Advocacy Training Conference, May 1, 2011; click the link on that heading; it will open the slide presentation as a separate document that you can view immediately or save to view later.
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