• Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum

    An educational program for patients and families

    Saturday, October 18, 2014
    9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    (Enjoy a light breakfast 8:30 – 9 a.m.)

    Please register by October 4 by contacting Sairah Mahmud at 617-632-4915 or embrace@partners.org.

    This event, sponsored by EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone), is open to all patients with metastatic or advanced breast cancer, and their families.

    • What's New In Metastatic Breast Cancer and Clinical Trials
    • Question and Answer Session with Experts
    • Pain and Symptom Management with Integrative Therapies (breakout session)
    • Coping for the Caregiver: Issues and Supportive Resources (breakout session)
    • Diet and Nutrition for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients (breakout session)
    • Coping with Advanced Cancer (moderated patient panel)
    • Genomic Medicine
    Event location

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Jimmy Fund Auditorium
    35 Binney Street
    Boston, MA 02215

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

    Directions and parking information 

    Highlights from last year's Forum

    Webcast, Part 1 

    Slideshare presentation on ER Positive and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 

    Slideshare presentation on Phase I Clinical Trials 

    Webcast, Part 2 

    Slideshare presentation on Coping with Advanced Breast Cancer: A Roller Coaster of Emotions 

    Slideshare presentation on Acupuncture for Patients with Breast Cancer 

    Read a blog post on the benefits of acupuncture for breast cancer patients 

    What is EMBRACE?

    Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone (EMBRACE) is the name of a research study being conducted at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This study began recruiting patients 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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