March 20, 2024 – Dealing with MBC Day to Day
Join us for our first Ask Your Questions to those LIVING with MBC of 2024. Julia Hughes, Missy VanLokeren, and Mayra Rivera, all living with this diagnosis will talk and answer your questions on managing common side effects, what keeps them motivated, how they navigate this new normal.
March 1, 2024 – MBC and Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Join us to hear from Dr. Justin Balko from Vanderbilt University Medical Center on his research on triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and immunotherapy. He will talk about the benefits and risks of immunotherapy and how his lab is advancing precision medicine through immunotherapy biomarkers.
Susan G. Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer Impact Series – Northwest Regional Conference
About the Metastatic Breast Cancer Impact Series
Susan G. Komen’s Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Impact Series provides people living with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones a safe, collaborative space to gather information related to MBC and discover practical resources to help make decisions for improved physical and emotional health.
During the free events, you can participate in sessions with leading experts, hear from individuals living with MBC and gather information from wellness experts. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our speakers questions.
*Statements and opinions expressed during events are that of the individual and do not express the views or opinions of Susan G. Komen. This information is being provided for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice. Participants should consult their healthcare provider with specific questions or concerns about their treatment.
are living with MBC in the US. You are not alone.
6% of women
(9% of men) have MBC when they are first diagnosed.
Komen has funded
focused on MBC.
Past MBC Impact Series Events
View all past MBCIS events on YouTube.
Wellness Wednesday, presented by the MBC Impact Series, features educational videos on various lifestyle and wellness topics for those living with metastatic breast cancer. View all Wellness Wednesday videos on YouTube.
Ver todos los videos en español en YouTube.
Meet the Steering Committee
The MBC Steering Committee is comprised solely of people living with MBC and seeks to ensure the unique needs of the MBC community are integrated across Komen’s programs and initiatives.
Dr. Maren Coffman
Missy Van Lokeren
Thank you to the following partners for their support of the Komen MBC Impact Series
*Sponsors as of Oct. 24, 2023
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This monthly MBCIS newsletter is dedicated to bringing the MBC community relevant and accessible information. Sign up to receive the newsletter by filling out the form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is metastatic breast cancer (MBC)?
Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). It’s estimated there were more than 168,000 women living with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. in 2020 .
- Mariotto AB, Etzioni R, Hurlbert M, PenberthyL, Mayer M. Estimation of the number of women living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 26(6):809-815, 2017.
Who can attend the MBC Impact Series events?
Anyone who wants to learn more about MBC is welcome. The series is primarily offered for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers, as well as health professionals who provide care or services to those with MBC. You must register with a valid email address to attend the events.
Do I need to register for each event in the series?
Yes, you will need to register for each event. After your first event registration, we send a monthly newsletter with valuable information and details about the upcoming events.
How do I get access on the day of the event(s)?
MBC Impact Series events are conducted on Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive a link to join using the email you created during registration. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Do I need to download or install any software or application (app) to attend the virtual events?
No. Zoom is available through the browser of your choice on desktop computers and mobile devices as well as through the Zoom app. Read the Zoom FAQs to learn more.
The times for the live events are not convenient for me. Can I still participate?
Yes, recordings of the live events will be posted to this page after each event so you can watch on-demand when and where it is convenient for you.
1-877 GO KOMEN
Our Breast Care Helpline offers free support and information about breast health, breast cancer, local and national resources and clinical trials from trained oncology social workers and specialists.
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET and Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
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Susan G. Komen® Support Resources
Komen’s Patient Care Center is a suite of integrated services that work to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. From breast health information and connection to local resources to financial assistance and patient navigation, it all starts with our Breast Care Helpline.
Through our Helpline, we provide the following:
• Emotional support from oncology social workers and highly trained specialists.
• Info about breast cancer treatment options, clinical trials, and genetic counseling and testing.
• Access to Komen’s Financial Assistance Program if you’re an income-eligible breast cancer patient in treatment or living with MBC.
• Connection to a culturally responsive Komen patient navigator who can help you with insurance, local resources, communication with health care providers and more.
Contact the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email@example.com. All calls are answered by a trained specialist or oncology social worker, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET and Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET. Se habla español.
Komen’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Facebook group provides a place where those living with metastatic breast cancer, and those who love them, can find support, friendship and information.
Our free MBC Impact Series of educational events provides people living with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones a safe, collaborative space to gather information related to MBC and discover practical resources to help make decisions for improved physical and emotional health. Register to attend at komen.org/mbcseries.
Our Real Pink podcast features candid conversations with patients, survivors, those living with metastatic breast cancer, scientists and caregivers.
Find more information about MBC through Komen’s MBC fact sheets, booklets and other education materials.