Who is the MBC Alliance?

Our Vision

Transform and improve the lives of people living with metastatic breast cancer.

Our Mission

Unify the efforts of MBC Alliance members to improve the lives of, and outcomes for, those living with metastatic breast cancer and their families through increasing awareness and education about the disease and advancing policy and strategic coordination of research funding – specifically focused on metastasis – that has the potential to extend life, enhance quality of life and ultimately… to cure.

Our Goals

Increasing Knowledge

Ensuring all metastatic breast cancer patients and their caregivers know how and are able to access the care and services they need from a responsive and well-informed healthcare system

Building Understanding

Building understanding of metastatic breast cancer and how it differs from early stage breast cancer among those diagnosed, as well as their families, health care providers, researchers, health policy influencers and makers

Progressing Research

Advocating for progress in research focusing on extending life, enhancing quality of life and ultimately ending death from the disease


We are led by patient advocates including people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and their caregivers. All Alliance members have an equal “seat at the table” and each contribute at least one staff member to our work. More than 50 experts from our members participate in either a Task Force or our Executive Group.

Executive Group

Marc Hurlbert, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Chair

Task Force Co-Chairs
Christine Benjamin, SHARE Cancer Support, Information Task Force
Andrea Hutton, Patient Advisor, Information Task Force
Katherine O’Brien, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Awareness Task Force
Catherine Ormerod, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Awareness Task Force
Shirley Mertz, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Research Task Force
Stephanie Reffey, Susan G. Komen, Research Task Force

Industry Representatives
Beth Burnett, Pfizer
Susan Gorky, Celgene

Members-At-Large
Joshua Newby, Theresa’s Research Foundation
Kimberly Sabelko, Susan G. Komen
Hope Wohl, BreastCancer.org

MBC Alliance Staff
Laurie A. Campbell, Executive Director
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Dana Mooney, Membership and Administration Coordinator
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View & Download the Alliance Brochure

as of 1 April 2018