Our lives and experiences, our support and our research differ from that associated with the traditional cancer “survivor” and thus we do not use that term. Instead we refer to ourselves as “METAvivors.” We are a thriving community of people living against the odds every day, fighting for the research that could save our lives. What is Metastatic (Stage 4) Breast Cancer?
Each year at this time METAvivor puts out its request for research proposals (RFP). This year, in addition to putting out our standard RFP we are putting out one very special, directed RFP – one for the development of a mouse model for liver metastases.
METAvivor funds research that specifically addresses the mechanistic understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Proposals for the 2015 funding cycle are now being accepted.
Cecilia Choy, M.S. explains in layman's terms the journey from one organ to another, and identifies potential targets for therapy in the metastatic cascade. Cecilia is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree and specializes in HER2+ breast cancer brain metastasis.
Today we are excited to share with you the details for our Sea to Sea for MBC trip across the US to meet with sponsors, supporters, volunteers and the researchers we have funded to date. METAvivor is grateful to Eisai, Novartis and MedImmune for making the Sea to Sea For MBC campaign possible.
METAvivor was featured on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television. If you missed the segment, you can still see it online by clicking "Continue" below. The Balancing Act® is one of America’s premier women’s morning shows.