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    Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum

    An Educational Program for Patients and Families

    Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17, 2015

    Sponsored by the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers, EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone), and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, this event is free of charge and open to patients with metastatic or advanced breast cancer, and their loved ones.

    Please RSVP by October 7, 2015. Click here to register.

    Featured topics

    • What's New in Research and Treatment (by cancer type)
    • Immunotherapy Strategies
    • Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer — Patient Panel
    • Participating in a Clinical Trial: Roles and Responsibilities — Panel

    Break-out sessions

    • Meditation and Mindfulness
    • Advocacy: What it Means for You and Others
    • Exercise and Movement Therapies
    • Nutrition and Supplements
    • Fixing Insomnia Without Medicine

    Discussion groups

    • For caregivers
    • For newly diagnosed patients
    • For patients with children

    Speakers and group leaders

    Schedule and event locations

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception for Conference Attendees
    The Inn at Longwood Medical, Longwood Hall
    342 Longwood Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

    Saturday, October 17, 2015

    8:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum
    Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
    Lavine Family Dining Pavilion (third floor)
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

    Registration and light breakfast from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m.
    Box lunch and informal discussion with faculty
    Post conference reception

    Complimentary parking for the forum provided in Dana-Farber's parking garage (under Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care). Enter the garage from Jimmy Fund Way.

    Directions and parking information

    2014 Forum highlights

    Webcast, Part 1
    What's new in metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials
    Question and answer session with experts

    Slideshare presentation on Advances and Relevant Clinical Trials in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Slideshare presentation on The Latest Research and Clinical Trials for ER+ and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    Webcast, Part 2
    Pain and symptom management with integrative therapies

    Webcast, Part 3
    Genomic medicine

    Slideshare presentation on Breast Cancer Genomics and Precision Cancer Medicine

    Webcast, Part 4
    Resources for metastatic breast cancer patients

    What is EMBRACE?

    Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone (EMBRACE) is the name of a research study at Dana-Farber. This study began in 2009, with the aim of learning more about the biology of advanced breast cancer as well as the treatment experiences of patients living with it.

    Each patient's progress is tracked by a study coordinator through medical records, and the information collected is used to help doctors understand more about the long-term journey of the metastatic breast cancer patients in this group. Investigators hope the study will bring them closer to finding a cure for metastatic breast cancer.

    The study is not sponsored by drug companies, and patients are not required to be on any drug trials.

    For more information on EMBRACE, please email embrace@partners.org.

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    • For adults:
      877-442-3324 (877-442-DFCI)

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    • For children:
      888-733-4662 (888-PEDI-ONC)

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  • Forum for Patients and Survivors

    • Join us on Friday, October 16, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a forum on Breast Cancer in Younger Women. This forum is open to younger women with breast cancer, survivors, and loved ones.
    • Learn more and register online
  • Intimacy and Sexuality

    • Sharon Bober Watch a webcast with Sharon Bober, PhD, Director of Dana-Farber’s Sexual Health Program, discussing intimacy and sexuality for women living with metastatic breast cancer.