From the Director: A Successful Collaboration to Support People Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 13, 2016 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

As the year draws to a close, I’m reflecting on all that we have accomplished in 2016. One of the things I’m most proud of is the ongoing success of Metastatic Trial Search. In 2015, we led an effort in partnership with Breastcancer.org, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, Triple Step Toward the Cure, and the Young Survival Coalition, to develop a tool that would make it easier for women with metastatic breast cancer to find trials that they might qualify for.  We’ve gotten feedback from a number of women that this new, easy-to-use too, which can be accessed from each of our websites, has helped them and others they know. In 2017, the search tool will also be easily accessed from seven other websites—Cancer Support Community, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, SHARE Cancer Support, Susan G. Komen, Theresa’s Research Foundation, and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation–expanding our reach even more.

      
        
        
             

I truly believe this type of collaboration is what we need to continue to improve services for women living with breast cancer. Look for more to come in 2017, when will add more features to Metastatic Trial Search as well as launch a new clinical trial educational resource specifically for metastatic breast cancer patients.

In this season of giving thanks, I want to publicly thank our funders: Lilly Oncology, Medivation, Nektar, Cascadian Therapeutics, and MacroGenics; the Avon-Metastatic Breast Cancer Program, and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance for their contributions to Metastatic Trial Search.

Wishing you all the best during the holiday season,
Elly

Elly Cohen, PhD
Program Director, BreastCancerTrials.org

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