A new international conference, Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC1) dedicated to advanced—metastatic—breast cancer, which kills 500,000 women around the world annually, launched the first of its biennial meetings earlier this month (11/3–4/11) in Lisbon, Portugal. Stay tuned for more information coming from that meeting.
If you are in or near NYC, you should know that Musa Mayer, breast cancer advocate and founder of AdvancedBC.org will present “Lisbon Report Back: First International Consensus on Metastatic Breast Cancer” at the upcoming meeting of SHARE in New York City on November 21, 2011, at 6:00 pm at the SHARE offices. Click that link for RSVP contact information and for directions
Congratulations are in order for METAvivor, a non-profit organization devoted to raising funds for research directed at metastatic breast cancer. Over several months METAvivor gathered information from the MBC community through a widely distributed survey. METAvivor’s president, Dian “CJ” Corneliussen-James, and board member, Kelly Lange, attended ABC1 to present the results of the survey in a poster presentation; METAvivor’s submission, “International Survey Identifies Key Support and Lifestyle Needs of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Patients,”received ABC1’s first-place award for a poster in the patient advocacy category.
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