One of the goals of the Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone (EMBRACE) program is to provide resources and information to help guide patients through many situations and decisions. Throughout their journey, metastatic breast cancer patients in
the EMBRACE program receive education and support from expert clinicians, other professionals, and one another.
An outreach coordinator meets EMBRACE patients on their first day, outlines services available to them, and guides them at every step. These services include integrative therapies, support groups, and peer mentorship.
We offer patient- and family-centered care, which means that you and your family are the focus of our attention. Your health care team will take the time to listen, understand your needs and preferences, and help give you a better sense of control over
Every year metastatic breast cancer patients and their loved ones gather at Dana-Farber for a day-long forum that includes updates on research and treatment advances; sessions on
nutrition, and other ways to improve quality of life; and discussion groups with other attendees.
Throughout the year, patients in the program receive additional updates on research and care, through the form of webcasts, web chats, podcasts, and other channels.
Please note that these webcasts are best viewed with an Internet Explorer browser.
Clinical trials for metastatic Her2 positive breast cancer
Ian Krop, MD, PhD, offers a presentation that covers several new clinical trials; information on some of these new therapies including kinase inhibitors, antibody drug conjugates and immunotherapies;
and patient-friendly resources for exploring clinical trials. Watch Dr. Krop’s presentation or view on
Clinical trials for metastatic triple negative breast cancer
Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH, offers a presentation that covers several new clinical trials: information on some of these new therapies including antibody drug conjugates and immunotherapy
combinations; and patient-friendly resources for exploring clinical trials. Watch Dr. Tolaney’s presentation or view on SlideShare.
Role of radiation in metastatic breast cancer
Jennifer Bellon, MD, describes different types of radiation and explains how they are used to treat and alleviate symptoms in metastatic breast cancer. The presentation includes
four different patient scenarios.
When breast cancer travels to the brain
Nancy Lin, MD, provides two presentations on treatments for patients whose breast cancer has traveled to the brain:
Part 1 provides an overview of breast cancer brain metastasis and describes local therapy including surgery and radiation.
Part 2 focuses on chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and ongoing clinical trials.
Cognitive changes for metastatic breast cancer patients
Fremonta Meyer, MD, explains the
cognitive changes metastatic breast cancer patients may experience.