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About the Free Series

Susan G. Komen’s 2021 Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Impact Series will provide people living with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones a safe, collaborative space to gather information related to MBC and discover practical resources to help make decisions for improved physical and emotional health.

Once you sign up for the 2021 MBC Impact Series, you will be automatically enrolled for all the sessions.

The FREE series will begin in April and continue monthly through December 2021. During each month’s event, you can participate in live sessions with leading experts, hear from individuals living with MBC and gather information from wellness experts.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our speakers questions, connect virtually with other attendees and interact with exhibitors.

Event Series Details

All times listed in Central Time Zone

Monday, April 26
12:30pm-3:00pm CDT

Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) 101

12:30 CDT

Welcome

12:35 CDT

MBC Basics: what it is, the principles & goals of therapy, including bone health, & new treatments for specific MBC subtypes

Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD

1:00 CDT
1:10 CDT

Clinical Trials Intro: different phases & types, & what to ask your doctor when considering participating in a trial

Larissa Korde, MD

1:30 CDT
1:40 CDT

Sponsor Fair & Networking Lounge

2:00 CDT

When I Was First Diagnosed MBC: Stories from MBC Patient(s)

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

2:25 CDT

Q&A

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

2:35 CDT

Wellness: Coping Mechanisms

2:50 CDT

Conclusion


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Monday, May 24
12:30pm –2:45pm CDT

Improving Quality of Life

12:30 CDT

Welcome

12:35 CDT

Importance of Palliative care and Hospice care: Addressing the differences and misconceptions

Dr. Kimberly Curseen & Stephanie Walker

1:05 CDT

Q&A

Dr. Kimberly Curseen & Stephanie Walker

1:20 CDT

Sponsor Fair & Networking Lounge

1:40 CDT

Stories from Patients: Decisions That Have Helped Me Improve My Quality of Life

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

2:05 CDT

Pain Management, including for MBC in the Bone

Dr. Kari Wisinski

2:20 CDT
2:30 CDT

Conclusion


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Wednesday, June 16
1pm-3pm CDT

MBC in the Black Community

1:00 CDT

Welcome

1:05 CDT

MBC Issues in the Black community, including triple negative breast cancer

Abenaa Brewster, M.D.

1:30 CDT
1:40 CDT

Sponsor Fair & Networking Lounge

2:00 CDT

MBC Patient Stories: Experience in a Clinical Trial & Becoming Your Own Best Advocate

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

2:30 CDT

Q&A

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

2:40 CDT

Wellness: Mental Health

2:55 CDT

Conclusion


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Wednesday, July 14

Learn what public policy advocacy is, current legislative issues concerning MBC, and how you can get involved.

Additional details coming soon.



Thursday, August 5
12:00pm – 2pm CDT
12:00 CDT

Welcome

12:05 CDT

MBC Patient Stories: Financial Side Effects

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

12:25 CDT

Q&A

MBC Patient Speaker(s)

12:30 CDT

Sponsor Fair & Networking Lounge

12:50 CDT

Financial & Legal Issues & Resources

Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq. CEO, Triage Cancer

1:30 CDT

Q&A

Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq. CEO, Triage Cancer

1:45 CDT

Wellness: Stress Reduction

2:00 CDT

Conclusion


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September

MBC in the Hispanic/Latino Community

Two events focused on MBC issues important to the Hispanic/Latino community will occur in September, one presented in English and one in Spanish.

Additional details coming soon.

Wednesday, October 13

MBC Awareness Day: Hope

You’ll hear from breast cancer researchers and patients living with MBC on what is bringing them hope, as well as learn more about clinical trials.

Additional details coming soon.

November

MBC Caregiver Support

Learn more about caregiver support resources and hear a conversation between an MBC patient and their caregiver on the challenges of an MBC diagnosis and how they are helping one another.

Additional details coming soon.

December

Discover practical resources to improve mental health, wellness and support, and participate in interactive sessions on yoga, nutrition, exercise, bone strengthening resources and complementary and integrative therapies.

Additional details coming soon.

Sponsors

Thank you to the following partners for their support of the Komen MBC Impact Series

National Technology Sponsor

Premier Sponsors

Signature Sponsor

**Sponsors as of May 12, 2021**


Frequently Asked Questions

Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). It’s estimated there were more than 168,000 women living with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. in 2020 [1].
1. Mariotto AB, Etzioni R, Hurlbert M, PenberthyL, Mayer M. Estimation of the number of women living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 26(6):809-815, 2017.
Anyone who wants to learn more about MBC is welcome. The series is primarily offered for those living with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers, as well as health professionals who provide care or services to those with MBC. You must register with a valid email address to attend the events.
No, you will just need to register once and then we will email reminders about the events each month.
You will return to the event URL at komen.org/mbcseries and login using the email you created during registration. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
No. You do not need to download or install anything to participate. You only need access to the internet.
Yes, the virtual platform will be available throughout the series to all registered participants. Recordings of the live events will be posted to the platform after each event so you can watch on-demand when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Attend the live sessions to learn from MBC researchers, health and wellness professionals, and MBC patients and caregivers, or watch the recorded sessions from previous events
  • Ask questions of speakers during live Q&A sessions
  • Connect and chat with other attendees, particularly those living with MBC and MBC caregivers, as well as partners and sponsors in the Networking Lounge
  • Visit our booth and those of our partners and sponsors in the Exhibit Hall to get relevant information and resources for those living with MBC

Yes. Like many physical events, we will have a participant bag for you, just virtual! You can add available documents to the virtual “participant bag” in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.