Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body – the liver, lung, brain, bones or other organs – and while there are treatment options, there is no cure. In the US, MBC takes the lives of 41,000 women and 500 men each year. In spite
A new tool created by the MBC Alliance visually presents clinical trials recruiting metastatic breast cancer patients. Blog by Keshan Kissoon & Marc Hurlbert, MBC Alliance. Every year hundreds of clinical trials open to recruit breast cancer patients, and close when trial accrual has been met. Often, it takes many years to report their results.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Ginny Knackmuhs, one of our MBC Alliance founding members, passed away on August 15th. Ginny was surrounded by her family and went peacefully. Alliance member Katherine O’Brien of the MBC Network – Ginny’s home institution – wrote about Ginny here. Ginny was incisive, asking
May 18, 2016: The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (“the Alliance”) welcomes the addition in 2016 of three new industry members—MacroGenics, Genomic Health and R-Pharm US—to its advocacy-led effort to accelerate research progress and increase awareness about the disease and patient care. Launched in 2013, the Alliance is the only breast cancer coalition in the U.S. focused