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INVITATION * INVITATION * INVITATION * INVITATION

 Advocacy Consensus Report Released For First Time Focuses Attention on the Underrepresented Metastatic Breast Cancer Community

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Expert Panel Addresses Factors Contributing to Feelings of Isolation Among Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

 

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide, accounting for an estimated 1.3 million new cases each year. In developed countries, nearly 30 percent of women with earlier stages of breast cancer will eventually develop metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Despite the prevalence, those living with MBC often report feelings of isolation from the broader breast cancer community, and find it difficult to locate and access information and support services specific to their needs.

WHAT:

A multi-disciplinary panel will discuss the need for increased support for and attention to the MBC community and issue a Consensus Report developed by the MBC Advocacy Working Group - a cooperative of patient advocates from seven countries worldwide, four of whom will be participating on the panel.


Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
New York, NY
Friday, September 19, 2008
9:30 – 11:30 AM EST

*Program also available via Webcast;
Register for additional information

WHY:

Over the past three decades, as great strides were made in detecting and treating breast cancer, public and media attention has transformed the disease into one of the most visible women's health issues. The need now is to accelerate both clinical research and awareness of MBC so more women can continue to live longer with the level of support and access available to women with earlier stages of breast cancer.

PANELISTS:

Moderated by distinguished medical oncologist and breast cancer specialist Dr. William Gradishar, the expert panel will address a variety of issues around the unique needs of the MBC community:

  • Carla Howery, PhD
    The Social Evolution of Breast Cancer Advocacy: Extending Support to Metastatic Disease
    Sociologist, Living with MBC for 7 years
  • Elyse S. Caplan, MA
    Practical Approaches to Addressing Gaps in Resources and Support
    Education Director, Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  • William J. Gradishar, MD FACP
    Breaking Down Barriers to Clinical Trial Enrollment
    Professor of Medicine; Director, Breast Medical Oncology
    Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Lilla Romeo
    Taking Action: Overcoming Isolation and Exposing Misconceptions
    Steering Committee Member, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network
    Living with MBC for 8 years
  • Marissa Weiss, MD
    What's Now, What's Next? MBC Advocacy Working Group Consensus Report
    President & Founder, Breastcancer.org
    Director of Breast Radiation Oncology, Lankenau Hospital

MEDIA BRIEFING REGISTRATION: Contact Meg Hanhan: 212-389-9159, mhanhan@chamberlainpr.com, to attend the event in-person at the Grand Hyatt, or to access the discussions in their entirety through a live Webcast.

Sponsored by Pfizer Inc.
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Did you go? How was it?

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yes, did you get to go? It sounds great!

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No, I didn't go.  Hopefully someone we know did.

Love,
Caryn

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Caryn, I may know someone- I will call her and ask and then report back!

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any interesting news?

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I can't get a hold of her.
I will leave her another message


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