Metastatic Breast Cancer Dinner Series

We are facilitating the following virtual social activities during COVID-19 for those living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC):

  • Tuesdays at 11 am (starting April 14th) – MBC Sip Session
  • Thursdays at 7 pm (starting April 9th) – MBC Virtual Happy Hour

Grab your favorite beverage, turn on your computer, and join us for some lively conversation.  Please note that we are not healthcare professionals.  These meetings are not intended to be support groups.  They are intended to be a way for those living with MBC to connect and interact with others during this time of isolation. If you are living with MBC, contact for the Zoom meeting login 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, 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:  

  • May 4, 2020 – CANCELLED – to be rescheduled, date TBD
  • Summer Social: mid-day August 8, 2020
  • November 11, 2020



6 – 6:45 PM – Check-in and social
6:45 PM – Dinner
7 – 8:30 PM – Presentation

February 25, 2020 MBC Dinner Series 

Location: Stockpot Broiler (8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97008)
Speaker: Edie Leonard, RDN, LD, CSO, MS, oncology nutrition specialist, Providence Cancer Institute
Topic: Nutrition When Living with MBC



Registration is now closed for the February 25th Dinner Series dinner.  

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

Travel Assistance:

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 ourFacebook page.

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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