Treating patients with metastatic breast cancer is a significant part of our practice at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers. Our doctors, nurses, research staff, social workers, and others provide continuous care, support, and assistance. Through our program, called EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone), we are committed to providing each patient with the best and most personalized treatment options available, taking advantage of the full range of services of a top-ranked cancer hospital and research center.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment
When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, such as the bones, brain, liver, or lungs, it is called metastatic (also referred to as advanced or stage IV).
Although it is not curable, metastatic breast cancer can be treatable. Today, with new therapies, including biologic targeted treatments and novel drug combinations, many women with metastatic breast cancer can live well for many years. Through our overarching metastatic breast cancer program, called EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone), our experts offer standard therapies as well as multiple clinical trials for each subtype of metastatic breast cancer.
We care for a greater number of patients living with metastatic breast cancer and offer more clinical trials than any other cancer center in New England. We offer ongoing educational opportunities for referring physicians as well as patients. We also conduct a longitudinal study (also called EMBRACE) on outcomes for women with metastatic breast cancer.
Just as we create a personalized treatment approach for your specific type of cancer, we also design an individual plan of care and support for you and your loved ones, based on your goals and values.