The 2019 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is an event designed to educate metastatic patients, breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and the general public on the ABCs of metastatic breast cancer. The conference will feature keynote presentations from people active in the metastatic breast cancer community, a panel of prestigious local oncologists, an interactive complementary therapy fair, vendor fair, and much more.
When award-winning author Wendy S. Harpham, MD (When a Parent has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children) was diagnosed with cancer, her three children were 1, 3, and 5 years old. Over subsequent years, she guided them through her recurrences. In this webinar, Dr. Harpham will share insights about helping children through a mother’s cancer diagnosis in healthy, hopeful ways.
CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops are a cost-free way to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of your home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone and online.
This workshop is for patients and their families, partners, caregivers, and friends who are interested in learning more about strategies for living with and managing a cancer diagnosis.
This FREE workshop for patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals addresses the practical and legal challenges of work, insurance and finances after a cancer diagnosis.
- Working through diagnosis
- Job search
- Taking time off
- Health insurance options
Whether you have taken the breast cancer journey and wear the badge of “survivor,” or have joined the ranks of Forever Fighters, all individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer share the same thirst for the knowledge, support and insights that allow them to live full lives after—or in spite of—their disease.
A unique event nourishing the mind and body, Komen Philadelphia’s Pink, Purple, Strength and Unity Conference brings together survivors and Forever Fighters with opportunities that speak to each group’s specific needs as well as unifies both communities in order to drive change in the breast cancer movement. You will learn from experts as well as from each other, and walk away with a renewed strength and unity for your lives.
The 6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference: From the Lab to Life – A Collaborative Care Model aims to help metastatic breast cancer patients:
- Build an optimal relationship with your oncologist; have a clear understanding of your diagnosis, and how to collaborate on your treatment plan
- Learn to advocate for yourself and become empowered to ask for what you need, and to understand the needs of your loved ones
- Meet researchers to better understand the scientific process. Understand why working with the research community is beneficial to both patients and scientists
- Improve your quality of life through an open-minded exploration of proven integrative therapies
A team approach to palliative care can, and should, include everyone in an oncology setting: physicians, palliative care specialists, nurses, hospice professionals, social workers, and others. The Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium will provide information that is vital to the entire cancer care continuum, from research regarding biologic mechanisms of symptoms to caring for patients’ psychosocial and spiritual needs during cancer treatment and at end of life. Abstracts will be discussed in the General Sessions, as well as in dedicated Oral Abstract Sessions and two all-day poster sessions, showcasing the latest scientific research in palliative and supportive care and its impact on patients with cancer.
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The mission of the 5th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is to bring together a diverse audience to create a collaborative research environment with a long term goal of developing curative approaches for metastatic breast cancer patients.The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference was established in 2014 as an annual medical conference for metastatic breast cancer by Theresa’s Research Foundation with leadership from Dr. Matthew Ellis and Dr. Danny Welch. The specific focus on metastatic disease is based on a major unmet clinical need (incurability); thereby distinguishing this conference from other breast cancer-centered conferences. The first conference was hosted at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the MBCC was hosted at Baylor College of Medicine.
The objectives of the conference are to:
- Improve palliative care and end of life counseling for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
- Implement evidence-based recommendations for treatment of metastatic breast cancer and its subtypes.
- Describe how clinical trials can help improve treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
- Discuss how drug resistance pathways can be applied to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in order to improve outcomes and quality of life.
- Discuss how biomarkers and genomic analysis can be applied to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in order to improve outcomes and quality of life.