Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients and Oncology Experts Meet at North Carolina Executive Mansion on May 21 for Discussion about Thriving Together with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Patients living with metastatic breast cancer, caregivers oncology experts and health care providers from across the state gathered on Monday, May 21 for a special high tea and discussion at the Executive Mansion to honor and raise awareness of North Carolinians living with metastatic breast cancer.

 

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This incurable condition is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women, yet, while treatable, is largely left out of the national conversation surround breast cancer. National experts from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Cancer Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center took part in a panel discussion about current research initiatives focused on metastatic breast cancer and resources to help those living with or caring for someone with this condition. During the event, hosted by the North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association, Representative Gale Adcock (D-Cary), herself a nurse practitioner, unveiled and read the proclamation by Governor Roy Cooper.

Trevor Jolly, MBBS, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology and care provider in the Geriatric Oncology Specialty Clinic represented UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Karen Winkfield, MD ,PhD represented Wake Forrest Baptist Medical Center. And Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT represented Duke Cancer Institute.

This is the 2nd year that North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association hosted this event at the NC Executive Mansion.