While breast cancer is a high-profile disease, receiving significant private and public research funding and focused awareness and prevention initiatives, patients with metastatic breast cancer face unique challenges. According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Alliance “public messaging about the [breast cancer] ‘cure’ and survivorship is so pervasive that people diagnosed at stage IV with metastatic breast cancer can be stigmatized by the perception that they’ve failed to take care of themselves or undergo annual screening.” In addition, many metastatic breast cancer patients face a number of communication challenges, including:
With this education project, ACCC seeks to address these challenges. Specific project goals are to:
For more information about this project, contact Elana Plotkin, ACCC Provider Education.
The new, online ACCC Metastatic Breast Cancer Resource Library connects you to curated materials (webinars, articles, blogs, and more) specific to supporting your MBC patients through specialized support tools and tailored education.
Search by topic, resource type (e.g., webinar, article, blog, tool), point of care, or by the effective practices identified in the ACCC Metastatic Breast Cancer project workbook—then share these nationally available, free resources with your patients.
Explore the Resource Library
Building on principles to reframe the patient-provider conversation identified in the Metastatic Breast Cancer Workbook, Metastatic Breast Cancer: Effective Principles in Action explores how three differently structured cancer programs are creating and evolving approaches to implementing these principles.
ACCC thanks the following member programs for their participation:
Cowell Family Cancer Center Munson Healthcare
Traverse City, Michigan
Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, Saint Luke's Health System
Kansas City, Missouri
Providence Cancer Institute
Providence Health & Services
Gibbs Cancer Center
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Providence Cancer Center
Sanford Cancer Center
Fargo, South Dakota
Sponsored by Pfizer Oncology.