Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series

If you are living with MBC, contact to be put on our email list to receive regular updates and information.

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.  Dinner is free, and registration is available to people living with stage IV/ metastatic breast cancer and their caregiver.  Pre-registration is mandatory.

The MBC Dinner Series events will be held online through March 2021, utilizing the Zoom conferencing platform.  We will facilitate meal delivery or pick-up for the first 30 registrants, so that everyone can enjoy dinner while participating in the virtual session, including social time.  After the first 30 registrants, those living with MBC are welcome to participate without dinner.  Dates, topics, and schedule are below.  The 2020 MBC Dinner Series events are sponsored, in part, by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics.

Presentations, with the exception of the August Summer Social, will be live-streamed 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.

Upcoming Virtual MBC Dinner Series Dates:  

  • October 20, 2020: Research Update with Dr. Alison Conlin from Providence Cancer Institute
  • December 8, 2020: Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays and the Pandemic – speaker and final topic title TBD
  • February 2, 2021: Insurance – Advocating for it Yourself and Through Your Cancer Care Team – speaker and final topic title TBD


6 – 7 PM – Social / Networking
7 – 8:30 PM – Virtual Presentation with Q&A

October 20, 2020 MBC Dinner Series 

Topic: Research Update
Speaker: Alison Conlin, MD, medical oncologist at Providence Cancer Institute

Sponsored by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics


Registration is now closed for the October 20th MBC Dinner Series, so that we can facilitate dinner gift certificates.  If you’d like to join without dinner, please email for more information.  The program can also be seen live on our Facebook page, starting at 7pm.

To be added to the contact list for these and other MBC programs, please email  

Past Dinner Series Topics and Speakers
Videos from past dinner series events can be found on our Facebook page.

August 11, 2020 Summer Social (Note: The Summer Social was not recorded.)
“Komen’s Work in the MBC Community”
Speaker: Victoria Wolodzko, Senior VP of Mission, Susan G. Komen

Sponsored by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics

February 25, 2020
“Nutrition When Living with MBC”
Speaker: Edie Leonard, RDN, LD, CSO, MS, oncology nutrition specialist, Providence Cancer Institute

Sponsored by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics

November 12, 2019
“Managing Stress Over the Holidays”
Speaker: Valerie Correa, MA, LMFT, PsyD, oncology psychologist at Legacy Good Samaritan and founder of Sunrise Daisy

Sponsored by Legacy Health

August 3, 2019 Summer Social(Note: The Summer Social was not recorded.)
“How yoga and meditation can be beneficial to metastatic breast cancer patients”
Speaker: Patti Stone, BS, e500RYT, 1000CYT, AYS, TIYT

May 14, 2019
“The Emotional and Practical Challenges of Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: What should I be thinking about?”
Speaker: Krista Nelson, LCSW, OSW-C, BCD, FAOSW, Providence Cancer Institute

Underwriting gift by: Pfizer 

February 20, 2019
“Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Research and Treatment”
Speaker: Kyle Ambert, PhD, Intel

Sponsored by: Eli Lilly

November 13, 2018
“Advances in Personalized Care for Patients Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer”
Speaker: Abdul-Hai Mansoor, MD, Kaiser Permanente NW

Sponsored by: Celgene and Ringside Steak House

May 15, 2018
“A Personalized Approach to Understanding and Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer”
Speaker: Joe Gray, PhD, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Sponsored by: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

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

Sponsored by: Providence Cancer Institute

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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