- To connect and empower Canadians with Metastatic Breast Cancer while supporting research for a cure.
Who We Are:
- We are a registered (nonprofit society application pending) Canadian organization dedicated solely to the needs of people living with MBC.
- provide access to online support groups where Canadians with MBC can connect with and support one another and share information;
- provide links to educational material and resources, for both conventional medicine and alternative therapies* for MBC;
- support research for a cure by raising awareness of the important work competed to date, the need for more research, and by promoting collaboration among researchers, both nationally and internationally;
- advocate for greater patient involvement in research, for more clinical trials in Canada, and for fair and equal access to clinical trials and therapies for all Canadians;
- identify, research, and raise awareness of the unmet needs of the MBC community to inform health and social (economic or welfare) policies;
- advocate for removal of all barriers to the latest and best standards of care for Canadians with MBC.
Median survival and 5-year relative survival for de novo (1st diagnosis, or ‘from the beginning’) MBC increased over the years, especially in younger women. We estimate a two-fold increase in 5-year relative survival rate from 18% to 36%, for women diagnosed with de novo MBC at age 15–49 between 1992–1994 and 2005–2012, respectively* The overall conclusion is risk of recurrence of breast cancer persists for a long time, highlighting the need for better tools & treatments.