5th ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC5) International Consensus Conference

The International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) has established itself as a major international breast cancer conference. Its primary aim is the development of international consensus guidelines for the management of ABC patients. These guidelines are based on the most up-to-date evidence and can be used to guide treatment decision making in many different health care settings globally, with the necessary adaptations due to different access to care.

We believe that health professionals working closely together with patient advocates and with the strong support of media can raise awareness about the needs and challenges faced by this traditionally underserved and forgotten group of patients. ABC also aims to identify research priorities based on the most important areas of unmet need, analyse and discuss available data to provide the most accurate management recommendations, as well as influence policy makers and funding bodies and ultimately improve standards of care, survival and quality of life. Research and education, with accurate usage of available knowledge, throughout the world, are key to achieve these goals.

2nd Annual Minneapolis Metsquerade

The Metsquerade is a fundraising event to benefit Metavivor. METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research.  While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual metastatic breast cancer research grants.

The Southwest Florida Metsquerade is one of many Metsquerades to sweep the nation and is dedicated to funding research for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This is the only event of its kind where 100% of donations go to metastatic breast cancer research.

Project LEAD® Institute 2019

The Project LEAD® Institute is a six-day intensive science course for breast cancer advocates covering the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design and advocacy. This course provides a foundation of scientific knowledge upon which participants can strengthen and empower themselves as activists. Taught by a renowned research faculty, this is a unique opportunity for those interested in learning more about working as an NBCC research advocate.

At the Project LEAD® Institute, participants will:

  • Learn the language and concepts of the science of breast cancer, including cancer biology, genetics, genomics and proteomics, the roles of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and the development of cancer at the molecular level;
  • Distinguish between descriptive studies, analytic studies, clinical trials, and meta-analyses, and identify the extent to which each establishes causality;
  • Acquire the skills to critically interpret scientific literature, and to become educated about scientific aspects of breast cancer;
  • Become familiar with the wide range of consumer advocacy opportunities, and how breast cancer research decisions are made;
  • Gain the necessary leadership and advocacy development skills to confidently participate in the scientific community as a breast cancer advocate and a supporter of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.

Chicago Metsquerade

The Chicago Metsquerade is a fundraising event to benefit Metavivor. METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research.  While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual metastatic breast cancer research grants.

The Chicago Metsquerade is one of many Metsquerades to sweep the nation and is dedicated to funding research for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). This is the only event of its kind where 100% of donations go to metastatic breast cancer research.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. The meeting offers informative educational and scientific sessions that highlight the latest in cancer care treatments.

Northwest Arkansas Metsquerade

The NWA Metsquerade is a fundraiser for Metavivor, a non-profit organization that uses 100% of donations for metastatic breast cancer research. This fundraiser has raised over $880,000 since 2016 including monies raised from the annual NWA Metsquerade, Annual Runway IV Reseach, and National Metaribbon Challenge, among others.  The team is closing in on a $1,000,000 raised and are excited about this big milestone in fundraising.

Event details TBD!

Triangle Metsquerade

The Triangle Metsquerade is a fundraiser for Metavivor, a non-profit organization that uses 100% of donations for metastatic breast cancer research. METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual metastatic breast cancer research grants.

LBBC’s 2019 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer

Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference provides you with the information, support and practical resources you need to make decisions for your physical and emotional health. Gather with hundreds of other women and men to learn more about living well – physically, emotionally and spiritually – with metastatic breast cancer. At the conference you will find sessions on the latest medical updates, communicating with loved ones, caregiving, scientific research and clinical trials, food as medicine, living with uncertainty and more!

AACR 2019 Annual Meeting

The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research—from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world.

Patient advocates interested in attending, should check out the 21st Annual Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting

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