Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series


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:   
Locations and topics TBD

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


6:30-7:00 PM – Dinner and Social

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




Registration is not yet open for the next Dinner Series event.  Contact us for more information or to make sure you receive an announcement when registration opens:  503.546.7445 or

If you are unable to attend Dinner Series events in person, we will live-stream the presentation on our Facebook page (@KomenOregon). Individuals watching via the Facebook live video will be able to ask questions in the comments section, and they will be answered at the end of the speaker’s presentation. 

Presentations will also be saved and available to watch, later, on our Facebook page.


February 6th Presentation:

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.


Vanessa Sanne, FNP-C
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
Videos from past dinner series events can be found on our Facebook page.

February 6, 2018
A Day in the Life: Navigating the Tricky Waters of Life with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Speaker: Vanessa Sanne, FNP-C, Compass Oncology

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

November event sponsored by:

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


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