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CURE’s metastatic breast cancer page features the latest cancer news and updates on metastatic breast cancer Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in metastatic breast cancer.

New Resource ‘Empowers’ Patients With Breast Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain With Much Needed Information

June 27th 2022

Receiving a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the brain can be a frightening time for patients, however a new resource may help guide them through the stressful journey.

Educated Patient® Metastatic Breast Cancer Summit Updates in Disease Management Panel: June 11, 2022

June 27th 2022

Watch Dr. Suchita Pakkala, Dr. Jane Meisel, Dr. Keerthi Gogineni and Kelly Shanahan discuss updates in disease management during the CURE Educated Patient Metastatic Breast Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Metastatic Breast Cancer Summit Metastatic Triple-Negative Presentation: June 11, 2022

June 26th 2022

Watch Dr. Keerthi Gogineni, from Emory University School of Medicine, discuss the management of triple-negative disease, during the CURE Educated Patient Metastatic Breast Cancer Summit.

Educated Patient® Metastatic Breast Cancer Summit Estrogen Receptor-Positive Presentation: June 11, 2022

June 24th 2022

Watch Dr. Suchita Pakkala, from Emory University School of Medicine, discuss estrogen receptor-positive disease, during the CURE Educated Patient Metastatic Breast Cancer Summit.

Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Should Be in the Driver's Seat for Their Treatment Planning

June 23rd 2022

In CURE®’s “Speaking Out” video series, on behalf of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Dr. Nancy Lin discusses treatment planning for brain metastases in breast cancer and how patients can take part in driving their care.

Two Angels of Oncology

June 18th 2022

I hope every patient and their family can feel the caring that two angels standing by a shoulder can bring.

My Experience With Medical Upselling

June 16th 2022

After surviving cancer, I knew what medical upselling looked like, and experienced it firsthand when a clinician tried to send me for more tests than I felt necessary.

After Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis, I Didn’t Think About Oral Health, Though I Should Have

June 10th 2022

Cancer and its treatments can affect oral health, though when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the thought of seeing the dentist slipped my mind.

My Third and Fourth Cancer Opinions Gave Me a Second Chance at Life

June 8th 2022

Getting other medical opinions for my cancer diagnosis not only saved my life but also taught me self-care.

Enhertu Fulfills ‘Big Unmet Need’ for Patients with HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 7th 2022

The findings of the study show that Enhertu should be a new standard of care for patients with HER2-low metastatic breast cancer, according to an expert at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Early Study Findings Show Novel Drug Elicits Promising Results in Metastatic Breast Cancers

June 6th 2022

At a follow-up of more than two years, treatment with a novel drug produced meaningful results in a group of patients with HER3-expressing metastatic breast cancer or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

Trodelvy Reduces Risk of Disease Progression in Certain Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 5th 2022

Treatment with Trodelvy resulted in slight survival improvements, when compared with standard of care chemotherapy regimens, in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Cancer is Hard, and I'm Not Keeping Quiet

June 2nd 2022

I’m not going to worry that I’m changing my own health by saying out loud that this cancer stuff is hard and scary and kills way too many people every single day.

My Cancer Nurse Was My 'Saving Sam'

June 2nd 2022

When I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, my oncology nurse ended up becoming a trusted friend.

More Effort is Needed to Inform Black Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer to Increase Clinical Trial Participation

May 31st 2022

A small percentage of patients with metastatic breast cancer participating in clinical trials in the U.S. are Black, which, according to a patient living with the disease is a huge concern since it doesn’t represent the general population.

The 6 Words My Oncologist Said That Gave Me Hope

May 26th 2022

When I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I was comforted by a simple phrase my oncologist told my husband.

Kisqali Combo Allows Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer to Live Longer, With ‘More Quality Time’

May 4th 2022

Updated trial results showed that the use of Kisqali plus fulvestrant was associated with an approximate 33% decrease in risk of death for women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.

Enhertu Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Unresectable/Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

April 28th 2022

After Enhertu showed promising clinical trial results, the Food and Drug Administration agreed to speed up the development and review of the drug for certain patients with unresectable or metastatic breast cancer.

A Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference Helped Me Connect With Hope

April 15th 2022

When I was first diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, I did not know there were so many other people like me until I attended Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer.

FDA Speeds Up Development of New Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

April 14th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration granted a fast-track designation to Bria-IMT for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Novel Advancements Have Led to More Tailored Treatments of Brain Metastases in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

March 9th 2022

Over the past several years, multiple treatment advancements have given oncologists the ability to better target brain metastases in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

An Oncologist Steps ‘Further Into the Cancer World’ After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

March 3rd 2022

The most revealing thing that Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, a breast medical oncologist, learned during her own treatment for breast cancer was that despite having extraordinary family and medical support, she still felt very isolated.

Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone

February 26th 2022

Dr. Nancy U. Lin actors as a mentor for her patients, helping to guide them through the cancer experience, says her colleague Dr. Ines Vaz-Luis.

Enhertu Outperforms Chemotherapy in HER2-Low Unresectable/Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 23rd 2022

Treatment with Enhertu was associated with improved survival across several subgroups of patients with metastatic breast cancer, compared with standard-of-care chemotherapy.

Advancing Outcomes and Quality of Life for Patients With Metastatic Cancer

February 23rd 2022

Dr. Nancy U. Lin dedicated her life to improving outcomes for patients with metastatic breast cancer. In this essay, a colleague honors her hard work.

Compassionate Guidance Through a Cancer Clinical Trial

February 21st 2022

"Because of his supportive rapport with his patients, his name often has come up in our local support group, resulting in everyone wishing they had 'a Gil,'" a cancer survivor wrote of a clinical trial research nurse.

Turning Sorrow Into Joy: The Oncologist Who Gave My Life Back

February 20th 2022

A woman with metastatic breast cancer pens a heartfelt tribute to the oncologist who saved her life and approached her care with empathy and encouragement.

Trailblazer, Advocate, Innovator and Clinician For Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 19th 2022

A colleague recognizes the generosity, humility and grace of a metastatic breast cancer expert who has led many practice-changing trials and programs to help as many patients as she can.

More Than a Hero: My Mom’s Cancer Doctor Made It Possible For Her to Watch Me Grow Up

February 18th 2022

When I first learned about my mom’s breast cancer, I was just a toddler — but thanks to her incredible oncologist, my mom is here to see to me grow up.

A Pioneer of Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Who Never Gives up on Patients

February 17th 2022

A surgical oncologist honors an admirable doctor in the field who refuses to falter in the face of challenges in order to do exhaust every opportunity possible to improve the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer.