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

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. 

Upcoming MBC Dinner Series Dates:   



11:00- 12:00 AM – Yoga and Talk
12:00- 2:00 PM – Lunch 

August 3, 2019 Summer Social – Register Now!

Speaker: Patti Stone, BS, e500RYT, 1000CYT, AYS, TIYT, Yoga Therapist
Title: How yoga and meditation can be beneficial to metastatic breast cancer patients
Location: East Portland Community Center (740 SE 106th Avenue PortlandOregon 97216)
Time: Talk/Yoga @ 11am; Lunch around 12 pm
What to bring: Bring a yoga mat, if you have one.  If you do not have one, we’ll provide one for you.

About the presentation and our speaker:

Join us for yoga and a summer social!  We’ll start with a talk about how yoga and meditation can be beneficial when living with metastatic breast cancer, before learning some gentle movements and guided meditation.  Afterwards, we’ll gather for a picnic-style lunch for some social / get-to-know-you time.  Families are welcome.  Registration is required by July 29th.

Patti Stone is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist at the 1000hr level, an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist.  She is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists as well as Yoga Alliance.  Patti uses the yoga tools to find balance and ease of living in our body, mind, heart, and spirit.  She has trained with Joseph LePage, Nischala Joy Devi, Tom Myers, and Katherine Templeton among others at, Kripalu, Himalyan Institute, and Satchidananda Ashram.  Patti has extensive experience working with clients with various conditions and she is associated with Legacy Health to work with cancer patients.


Registration for the Summer Social is now open.  Register here by July 29th! This presentation will not be recorded on Facebook Live.

To be added to the contact list for these and other MBC events, contact  

Travel Assistance:

Thanks to a grant from Pfizer, need-based financial assistance is available to individuals living with metastatic breast cancer, to cover the cost of transportation and/or lodging  to attend Komen Oregon & SW Washington metastatic breast cancer education events.  Assistance will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  If a large number of individuals request travel assistance, priority will be given to those who have not received prior assistance through a travel grant, and individuals travelling the furthest distance.  Download the application for additional details.

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

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

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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