For People Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Change is Coming

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Marc Hurlbert, Alliance project leader; Karen Durham, patient advocate, DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers; Shirley Mertz, MBCN Marc Hurlbert, Alliance project leader; Karen Durham, patient advocate, DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers; Shirley Mertz, MBCN

By Katherine O’Brien, MBCN Secretary

This past Monday, I joined MBCN board members Shirley Mertz and Ginny Knackmuhs in New York City for a press conference. On October 13–National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day– the MBC Alliance released the results of its Landscape Report, Changing the Landscape for People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Over the past the year, the Alliance, which represents 29 cancer organization, conducted a comprehensive analysis of current MBC research and patient needs, as well as information and services. As I listened to the presentations, I was reminded of something John F. Kennedy said about the early days of his presidency: “When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we’d been saying they are.”

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3 Responses to For People Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Change is Coming

  1. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. The rules for receiving this award can be found on my blog using this link: http://rectalcancermyass.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/one-lovely-blog-award/

  2. The Accidental Amazon says:

    I’m so encouraged by reports on this. I have a copy of the whole analysis, and hope to read it more fully in the coming weeks. I hope it can be turned into meaningful action, more research, and decreased mortality. xo

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