Transform and improve the lives of people living with metastatic breast cancer.
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.
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 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
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.
Task Force Co-Chairs
Janine Guglielmino, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Information Task Force
Andrea Hutton, Patient Advisor, Information Task Force
Melissa Jenkins, BreastCancer.org, Awareness Task Force
Katherine O’Brien, Patient Advisor, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Awareness Task Force
Margaret Flowers, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Research Task Force
Teri Pollastro, Patient Advisor, Research Task Force
Patient/Advocate Advisory Group Co-Chairs
Tori Geib, Patient Advisor
Sandi Spivey, Patient Advisor
Deborah Collyar, Independent Advocate
Leah Eshraghi, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Caroline Johnson, Twisted Pink
Stacy Lewis, Young Survival Coalition
Rita Lusen, BreastCancer.org
Lynda Weatherby, Patient Advisor
View the MBC Alliance Trifold brochure below
Current as of March 9, 2020