May Resource Roundup

May Resource Roundup

May Resource Roundup

Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer. Below are some links you might find useful.

Breast, Ovarian, and Metastatic Breast Cancer: 

Cancer+Careers' National Conference on Work & Cancer

The 9th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer is taking place on Friday, June 21, 2019. The free, daylong event will explore the issues working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. The event is open to patients, healthcare professionals, caregivers, survivors, employers, and anyone touched by cancer. Topics this year include Disclosure & Privacy, Working Through Treatment, Legal Issues, Managing Stress, and more. For more information and a link to registration, click here.

Ovarian Cancer

OCRA's 2019 Ovarian Cancer National Conference

Join survivors, caregivers, and supporters at OCRA's 2019 Ovarian Cancer National Conference in Seattle, Washington for an informative and transformative weekend with those who have walked in your shoes. The country's top researchers and doctors will be in attendance to talk about every aspect of ovarian cancer and gives attendees the opportunity to become informed, engaged, and create lifelong bonds. Register for the event by clicking the link here.

Breast Cancer

Research Survey for Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

This anonymous survey is looking for men and women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and have been treated with or who have received a recommendation for endocrine therapy. For questions regarding this study, please contact principal investigator Dr. Deanna Attai By phone: (818) 333-2555; by email:; or by mail: 191 S. Buena Vista #415, Burbank, CA 91505. For a link to the survey, click here.

Hormones Tied to Increased Breast Cancer Risk for Trans Women, by Kristen Monaco

According to research done by Martin den Heijer, MD, PhD, of VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, and colleagues, an incidence ratio of nearly 50 was seen in transgender women on hormone treatment in the general Dutch population after a median age of 18. For more information and to read the full article, click here.

Metastatic Breast Cancer

PAN Foundation's Treatment Transportation Program

The PAN Foundation has created the Treatment Transport program in order to address the challenge patients face when trying to arrange transportation to healthcare services. On June 3, 2019, the pilot program will reduce the cost of rideshare trips to treatment services for a limited number of eligible patients with metastatic breast cancer for up to 10 rides over the course of three months. To see if you qualify, click here.

Ball State University: The Unheard Voices of People with Metastatic Breast Cancer Study

This study, conducted by Ball State University, examines how people’s lives change after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, the challenges they face, and how they manage those changes and challenges. The goals of this study are to give metastatic breast cancer patients a voice, help metastatic breast cancer patients learn about how others face and deal with similar changes and challenges, and to understand how to better address the needs of metastatic breast cancer patients. Click here if you are interested in partaking in the study.

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