METS MATTERS
In This Issue
WHAT'S NEW

Treatment of Endocrine-Resistant Metastatic Breast Cancer
 
By Joan Mancuso
 
Key points:
 
* Over the last few years, the FDA has approved several new therapies that target endocrine resistance in metastatic breast cancer.
 
* Researchers are keen to develop therapies to treat resistance, and clinical trials are underway.
 
* Some clinical trials combine already approved FDA drugs, an approved therapy with a compound in development, or even a three-drug combination.
 
*Trial protocols often require patients to have a specific cancer cell alteration and/or over-amplification, and patients can discuss trial eligibility with their oncologist.
 
 
TO READ FULL ARTICLE   CLICK HERE


TAPUR Update
 
By Joan Mancuso
 
Key Points:
 
*Rolled out about two years ago, TAPUR is ASCO's first clinical trial.
 
*Patients can obtain FDA-approved drugs free-of-charge when they are no longer benefiting from any standard treatments.
 
*Patients now have the option of 17 drugs yielding 15 different targeted options.
 
*TAPUR now has 101 sites in 20 states.

 
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE  CLICK HERE

Resources
Call SHARE
Speak with a metastatic peer:  844-ASK-SHARE. O, para hablar con una sobreviviente de c├íncer de seno : (866) 891-2392
National Resource Guide
SHARE's Helpline has a national resource guide-- call us to get additional resources
Clinical Trials



Metastatic Trial Search:  For all clinical trials currently recruiting MBC patients: go  HERE

When searching trials for metastatic disease, check off your subtype and trials that you may be eligible for will be filtered. Please note there are also trials related to support and education, relationships, pain management as well as vaccines and immunotherapy. 

NBCC's Clinical Trial Partnerships for women living with metastatic disease: go  HERE


American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service:  1-800-970-7848 
Upcoming Programs
UPCOMING WEBINARS:

ROLE OF CDK INHIBITORS in the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

What are CDK inhibitors and how do they work? Dr. Hope Rugo will discuss these drugs, ongoing trials, and what this means for women facing advanced breast cancer. 

Wednesday, November 15, 1:00-2:00 pm ET


AGE BIAS in Cancer Care

Studies have shown that older women receive less aggressive screening and  treatment  for breast  cancer  than younger women. Oncologist, Dr. Meghan Karuturi of MD Anderson Cancer Center will join us to discuss age bias and what it means for older patients.

Tuesday, November, 28, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Registration Not Yet Open.  Please check SHARE Website.

La Palapa Cocina Mexicana Presents EASY NUTRITIONAL COOKING on FacebookLive

Join Chef Barbara Sibley from La Palapa Mexican Restaurant for a demonstration of a tasty nutritional meal in Palapa's kitchen. We will be broadcasting the demonstration and taking your questions on FacebookLive.

Monday, November 20, 12:30-1:00 pm ET

To Participate: Go to SHARE'S Facebook page at specified date and time. 

PAST WEBINARS:

Disability Law and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Difficult Conversations: Bridging the Communication Gap with Your Oncologist

Report Back from ASCO on Metastatic Breast Cancer
Click Here to View Webinar

Finding Clinical Trials for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Click Here To View Webinar

MBC Conference NYC
Susan G. Komen, together with SHARE, MBCN, Sharsheret and YSC hosted a conference in NYC on Oct. 27-28, 2017. 

To watch the recorded live stream:   CLICK HERE
9 Telephone Support Groups: Choose What Works for You
Connecting with others living with MBC can help you gather information about treatment, dealing with side effects and coping with the fear and anxiety that a metastatic diagnosis brings.  

SHARE offers 9 Telephone Support Group sessions each month in English and 1 in Spanish.  There are also 2 in-person sessions each month in our NYC office and now a group in CT too.    

A telephone group meets every Monday at 4 PM ET and the first four Thursdays of the month at 6 PM ET.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
WE NEED YOU!
Calls to the metastatic helpline have increased significantly.  Our current volunteers are not always able to handle the calls.  You can take calls in your home, on your time.  We provide training and support.  

We are also in need of co-facilitators for our telephone groups.  Training is also provided for this position.  

INTERESTED?  

Call Christine:  212-937-5586
Email:  Christine