Advocacy in Action: Metastatic Breast Cancer

Vital Options International presents Advocacy in Action: Metastatic Breast Cancer, bringing together the influential leaders of the metastatic breast cancer advocacy community to address core issues that impact these cancer patients today.

Considering metastatic breast cancer is by far the leading cause of breast cancer mortality, we discovered the quality video content in this area to be lacking, so we hope you will find this series useful for your patients!

In this series, we meet two women living with metastatic breast cancer (Shirley Mertz and Maria Wetzel), discuss the meaning of the word survivor to the metastatic breast cancer patient.  We also delve into research and the need for more metastatic breast cancer specific  research, the lack of tissue and how we can begin improve it, the need for evidence-based treatment guidelines, sub-populations, access to care, doctor communications, helping broader organizations reach the metastatic patient and our most animated discussion — Raising Awareness for Metastatic Breast Cancer Amidst All the PINK!

Joining Selma Schimmel as co-moderators are Elyse Spatz Caplan, Director of Programs & Partnerships at Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Shirley Mertz, Board Member, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Maria Wetzel, a research advocate who works with the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Musa Mayer, an advanced breast cancer advocate who runs the website,  

Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Shirley Mertz
Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Maria Wetzel
What Does the Word Survivor Really Mean for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient?
The Need For More Metastatic Breast Cancer Specific Clinical Trials
How to Encourage More Tissue Collection for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research
The Need For Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Looking at Subpopulations In Metastatic Breast Cancer
Access to Care for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients
The Importance of Doctor Communication for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient
How Can Broad-based Cancer Organizations Best Help the Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient?
Raising Awareness For Metastatic Breast Cancer Amidst All the Pink!


Advocacy in Action at the 34th Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was made possible by support from: