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Changing the Metastatic Breast Cancer Landscape

Today the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBCA), a coalition of 29 breast cancer nonprofits, individuals and pharmaceutical companies, released the first-ever assessment of the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) community as whole, from basic statistics about the population to an analysis of current research to the prevailing stereotypes and gaps blocking progress in treatments. The MBCA, established […]

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Thoughts from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium

The 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium was held September 4-6 in San Francisco. This is a unique meeting as it is multidisciplinary, co-sponsored by 6 organizations: the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the National Consortium […]

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#WECAN14 – Changing the Face of Women’s Cancers in East Africa

Tune in to #WECAN14 Tweet chat 9/11/2014 at 11 am ET/10 am CT /8 am PT Cancer kills more people in low- and middle-income countries than HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria combined and has already surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in many of these countries. Today, 70% of all cancer deaths occur in […]

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9/8/14 #BCSM Chat: Cancer Retreats – Real and Symbolic

Monday on #BCSM : Cancer Retreats — The Real and Symbolic.We’ll all return Monday night after a break from our weekly chats. Sometimes it’s essential for all of us to take mental and even physical breaks from cancer. We know that women with Stage IV can’t literally do so. I will always be in treatment, for example, but the […]

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Badge and Bracelet – The use of Social Media from an Academic and Personal Perspective

Guest post by Dr. Oliver Boegler A Numerical Analysis of a #BCSM Tweetchat At ASCO this year I was honored to participate in an educational session entitled: “Internet, Social Media, Privacy Regulations, and Clinical Trials”. While it was a little daunting appearing alongside Michael Thompson, MD, PhD (@mtmdphd) and Robert Miller, MD (@rsm2800), both very […]

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