Research, Early Detection, Survivor Support, Advocacy


The Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series provides a forum for people living with metastatic breast cancer to discuss the latest in research, treatment, and symptom management with local health experts, in a small group setting.


Upcoming Dinner Series Dates:   

February 6, 2018 at Elephants Deli (115 NW 22nd Ave, Portland)



6:30-7:00 PM - Dinner and Social

7:00-8:30 PM –  Presentation, audience discussion
                           and Q&A



To register for this event, please contact Bridget at  503.546.7445 or

If you are unable to attend this event in person, the Komen Oregon Facebook page will host a live video during the dinner series. Individuals watching via the Facebook live video will be able to ask questions following the speaker's presentation.

February 6th Presentation Topic:
A Day in the Life: Navigating the Tricky Waters of Life with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Life with chronic illness comes with a great deal of physical and emotional complexity. We will explore some of the common challenges of life with breast cancer, with focus on common physical symptoms and social implications that cancer can have on your day to day life

  February 6 Dinner Series Speaker:

Vanessa Sanne

Vanessa Sanne is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in palliative care. She has worked in healthcare for more than two and a half decades and oncology since 1998. Vanessa’s approach to care is built on the foundation of a partnership with her patients. She is there to guide but they are in the driver’s seat. Her role is to support their decision making, providing education and guidance to help them achieve goals consistent with their stated values, while striving to manage symptoms associated with their disease and treatment.


   Past Dinner Series Topics and Speakers

November 14, 2017
Immunotherapy as Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer
Speaker: David B. Page, MD, Providence Cancer Institute
This event was sponsored by Providence Cancer Institute

June 8, 2017
Clinical Trials- concepts, types of trials and qualification criteria
Speaker: Michael A. Savin, MD, Assistant Professor and Clinical Medical Director, Oregon Health and Science University