In This Issue

Update from ASCO on Treating Endocrine-resistant Metastatic Breast Cancer
By Joan Mancuso
Key Points:
  1. CDK4/6 inhibitors significantly improve PFS and continue to prevail as the treatment of choice in MBC that becomes resistant to endocrine drugs.
  2. Scientists continue to study the best time to introduce CDK4/6 inhibitors into a treatment plan, how to sequence them, which inhibitor works best with which AI and whether biomarkers can indicate therapeutic response in patients.
  3. Although PI3K is altered in 40% of breast cancer and presents a viable therapeutic target, clinical trials have shown only a minor improvement in PFS and major side effects, making the inhibitors perhaps not worthy of approval.
  4. However, late breaking news indicates that one PI3K inhibitor could potentially pass muster for FDA approval. 


MBC Connect is an interactive, web and mobile-friendly patient registry, where you can share your MBC disease history, experiences, and quality of life information. To ensure safety and security, your information is encrypted, and any personally identifiable data is removed before it is released or shared.

Get Help for HR+ Metastatic 
Breast Cancer
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer but aren't sure of the next steps to take? Help is available. SHARE, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and WebMD Education have all partnered together on a new, online tool that provides important information on:
  • Treatment plans
  • Side effects of medication
  • Questions to ask your doctor
  • And more
Click here to get started and get the help that you need today.

Need To Know
There are several ways to connect with another woman living with metastatic breast cancer.  Call our Helpline, call into a support group or attend one in person or participate in our on-line support services. Get information about your disease from top doctors.  Call us at 844-ASK-SHARE or CONNECT HERE

O, para hablar con una sobreviviente de cáncer de seno : (866) 891-2392

National Resource Guide

SHARE's Helpline has a national resource guide that is over 600 pages. Call us to get connected to what you need. 

Metastatic Trial Search And Metastatic Trial Talk recently launched Metastatic Trial Talk: Carefully Selected News and Features About Metastatic Breast Cancer Research.

Did you know that Metastatic Trial Search is the only search engine that is specific to MBC?   For all clinical trials currently recruiting MBC patients: go   HERE

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


Upcoming Programs
Exercise For Metastatic Health - In-Person
Mondays, 11 AM - 12 PM 
Oct 22 Nov 19 Dec 17

SHARE Main Office
165 West 46th Street, Suite 707

Feed Your Health: Cooking with Ann Ogden - Facebook Live

Anne Ogden from Cook For Your Life explains the benefits of incorporating anti-inflammatory ingredients into your diet, shares recipes, and demos anti-inflammatory meals.

Thursday, 4 October, 2018
6 - 7 pm ET                      

Understanding Genetic Counseling - Webinar

Rania Sheikh, MS, a certified genetic counselor from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will provide an overview of the role of a genetic counselor in cancer diagnosing and treatment. Further, she will explain how women can access counselors and how genetics can impact treatment options.

Thursday, 25 October, 2018
2 - 3 pm ET

Medical Debt What Can You Do? - Webinar

Vivienne Duncan, Esq. from the Advocacy & Elderlaw project, City Bar Center will explore how cancer patients can prepare themselves for large medical bills and how to combat other economic challenges associated with cancer treatment.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018
3 - 4 pm ET

Caregiver Talk Back - Facebook Live

Join a group of SHARE's caregivers, including family members, friends, and significant others, as they share stories and advice about the difficulties that arise while being the support system of someone going through cancer treatment.

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
2 - 3 pm ET

Understanding and Treating HER2+ Breast Cancer - Webinar

Join Dr. Rena Callahan, a hematologist-oncologist of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for a discussion of HER2+ breast cancer, its current treatment, and possible treatment advances. (Dr. Callahan will also discuss early stage HER2+.)

Monday, 3 December, 2018
3 - 4 pm ET

(Rescheduled) Healing Hope: How to Tell your Children when Mommy has Cancer - Webinar

When award-winning author Wendy S. Harpham, MD (When a Parent has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children) was diagnosed with cancer, her three children were 1, 3, and 5 years old. Over subsequent years, she guided them through her recurrences. In this webinar, Dr. Harpham will share insights about helping children through a mother's cancer diagnosis in healthy, hopeful ways.   

This program was originally scheduled for Dec 4th and will now occur on Dec 17th. 

Monday, 17 December, 2018
2 - 3 pm ET


Cancer and The Law 
Coming Soon

Report from ASCO Focusing on MBC

Report Back from SABCS 2017 on Metastatic Breast Cancer

In Between Days with Teva Harrision on Facebook Live

La Palapa Cocina Mexicana presents Easy Nutritional Cooking

Role of CDK Inhibitors in the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

Age Bias in Cancer Care

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
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Coming soon, you will be able to call the SHARE Helpline on Tuesdays from 10 AM-9 PM ET and speak immediately with a trained volunteer also living with MBC. 
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.    

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
Calls to the metastatic helpline have increased significantly.  Due to this increase, we are in need of additional volunteers.   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.  


Call Christine:  212-937-5586
Email:  Christine