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 40 registrants, so that everyone can enjoy dinner while participating in the virtual session, including social time.  After the first 40 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.

Most presentations 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:  

  • February 2, 2021: Komen Update and Insurance Advocacy – Register HERE!


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

February 2, 2021 MBC Dinner Series  – REGISTER HERE

Topic: Komen Update and Insurance Advocacy  (Please note that this presentation will not be livestreamed on Facebook.)
Speaker: TBD

Sponsored by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics


Register for the February 2nd MBC Dinner Series by clicking on this link.  

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.

December 8, 2020
“Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays and the Pandemic”
Speaker: Dr. Marney Hoffman, Hoffman Behavioral Health

Sponsored by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics

October 20, 2020
“Research Update”
Speaker: Alison Conlin, MD, medical oncologist at Providence Cancer Institute

Sponsored by Amgen, Lilly Oncology, and Seattle Genetics

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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