Metastatic Breast Cancer Engagement Project Free Webinar and Conference Recordings

All webinars and conference sessions associated with the metastatic breast cancer engagement project will be recorded and posted here free for all.  Please share!

Resources such as this are only made possible through the support of Metastasis Research Society memberships and sponsorship.  Please consider joining the society today and continuing to facilitate progressive, patient-centered metastasis research worldwide.  In return, you will receive exclusive benefits.  We are open to membership from researchers/clinicians ($75-$165 options) and supporting membership from metastatic patients, caregivers, family members, and friends ($30-$55 options). Thank you!

Recordings will be posted as soon as possible after each event listed in the "Key Dates" box.


Webinar Recordings

Webinar 1: Panel Discussion from the Perspective of the Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient

Webinar DescriptionSeveral stage IV metastatic breast cancer patients discuss 1) what it is like to be diagnosed with and live with stage IV metastatic cancer, 2) how the metastatic cancer community currently interacts with researchers and clinicians to promote the incorporation of patient-desired outcomes into research studies/trials, 3) current barriers inhibiting patient-centered metastasis research, and 4) what they each feel are important translational research and comparative effectiveness research priority topics for metastatic breast cancer research.

Patient Speakers: Kelly Shanahan, MD (METAvivor and, Leslie Falduto (METAvivor), Marina Park (METAvivor), and Patricia Wu, PhD (METAvivor)


Webinar 2: Panel Discussion From the Perspective of the Translational Metastatic Breast Cancer Researcher 

Webinar Description: A panel of translational metastatic breast cancer researchers discusses: 1) their perspective - a day in the life of an MBC researcher, 2) how they as researchers currently interact with patients and clinicians to incorporate patient-desired outcomes into research studies/trials, 3) current barriers for engaging with patients and clinicians in metastatic breast cancer research, and 4) translational research topics that are a priority for metastatic breast cancer

Speakers: Dr. Alana Welm (Huntsman Cancer Institute), Dr. Julio Aguirre-Ghiso (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) , and Dr. Mateusz Opyrchal (Roswell Park Cancer Institute).

Webinar 3: Panel Discussion From the Perspective of Oncologists That Treat Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Webinar Description: Oncologists who treat stage IV metastatic breast cancer patients discuss 1) their roles in the diagnosis and treatment of stage IV metastatic disease, 2) how they currently interact with patients and translational researchers, 3) their biggest challenges or barriers to including patient-desired outcomes in clinical trial design and treatment plans (focus on the clinician/patient interaction), and 4) what they each feel are the most important research priorities for the stage IV metastatic breast cancer. 

Speakers: Dr. Anita Aggarwal (Medical oncologist that treats male and female MBC patients, Washington DC, VA Medical Center), Dr. Amber Orman (Radiation Oncologist, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida), Dr. J. Thaddeus Beck (Medical Oncologist, Highlands Oncology Group, Arkansas), and Dr. John Shook (surgical oncologist, St. Luke's, Kansas City, MO).



This project was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (6102-MRS).