NONPROFIT MEMBER: Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a patient-led, not-for-profit national organization, founded in 2004 to address the unique needs of metastatic breast cancer patients who often feel ignored and misunderstood. MBCN was the first breast cancer non-profit in the U.S, whose efforts were solely devoted to metastatic breast cancer. MBCN’s mission focuses on educating and informing patients about the disease, its treatments, and how to get the best care; empowering patients to use their story and voice to make others aware of the needs and challenges of metastatic patients; and advocating for research focused treatments for metastatic breast cancer that will lengthen the lives of patients. In addition, MBCN awards financial support to scientists and researchers who work to further define the subtypes of metastatic breast cancer and find more effective treatments. In 2012 MBCN was the catalyst that caused several representatives from various breast cancer organizations to convene and discuss the creation of an Alliance to make sure that Stage IV or metastatic breast cancer was addressed within all breast cancer organizations. In 2013 MBCN became a founding member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

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INFO FOR THE NEWLY DIAGNOSED

If you are recently diagnosed or know someone who is, this information is important to know as you begin your journey with metastatic breast cancer.

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STANDARD TREATMENTS FOR MBC

Learn about different kinds of treatments for subtypes of MBC

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Education & AwarenessClinical TrialsResources & Information

CLINICAL TRIALS

Learn why clinical trials and patient participation is so important to new treatments being available when patients experience a progression.

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Education & AwarenessClinical TrialsResources & Information

CLINICAL TRIAL FINDER

Use the clinical trial search tool to find a potential trial that matches your subtype of metastatic disease and sites of progression. Consider sharing the trial with your healthcare provider.

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST ADVOCATE

This initiative educates patients about the importance of knowing their subtype of MBC, finding the right healthcare provider, being sure you have received the right tests before a treatment is selected, and then participating in the decision to select a treatment. There are also suggestions from MBC patients about taking care of yourself and how to be sure you are getting the best care.

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31 FACTS ABOUT MBC YOU CAN SHARE WITH OTHERS IN OCTOBER & ALL YEAR

There are 31 facts about metastatic breast cancer that patient advocates can during the month of October or all year.

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