SHARE Expands Chinese Outreach

SHARE has long been a leader in outreach to medically underserved communities. This year, SHARE connected with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center to seek ways to better support the Chinese community in New York City with its free breast and ovarian cancer services.

Learn how to make authentic Mexican dishes from award-winning chef Barbara Sibley

We recently joined Chef Barbara Sibley at La Palapa Cocina Mexicana Restaurant for a demonstration of tasty nutritional foods from Mexico. Check out these delicious wholesome foods below, and watch the demonstration on Facebook Live.

Guacamole de La Palapa
Makes about 2 cups; serves 4 to 6

2 large avocados, preferably Mexican, halved and pitted
½ sweet onion, such as Vidalia finely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 to 2 serrano or jalapeño chiles, finely chopped ~ to taste!
About 1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Kosher salt

Using a tablespoon, scoop out the avocado pulp into a small bowl.

Treating Endocrine-Resistant Metastatic Breast Cancer

In September, the FDA approved amebaciclib (Verzenio), the latest drug to treat endocrine resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC). In combination with fulvestrant (Faslodex), the results of the phase III, Monarch 2 trial showed an improvement in progression free survival (PFS). All the patients in the trial were hormone receptor positive and HER2 negative, as are all the enrollees in the trials noted here.

Update on TAPUR Study

At its annual meeting this year in June, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) gave patient advocates an update on the TAPUR clinical trial, which is its first trial. The trial was rolled out about two years ago.

The TAPUR trial (Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry) allows us to obtain FDA-approved drugs free-of-charge by cutting out the red tape when we are no longer benefiting from any standard treatment.

SHARE Women Featured in Story About BRCA Mutations

Manhattan newspaper Chelsea Now recently ran a story about women who discovered they had a BRCA mutation and how they chose to take preventative action-- or what they decided to do instead. Featured in the story are SHARE's own Breast Cancer Program Director Christine Benjamin, who was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at age 36 and later found she had an abnormal BRCA1 gene, Ovarian Helpline Coordinator Andrea Herzberg, who had been treated for late stage ovarian cancer before finding she has the BRCA2 mutation, and Deborah Polinsky, a SHARE ovarian cancer support group facilitator and patient advocate living with the BRCA1 mutation.

6 Top Tips for a Successful SSDI/SSI Application for Metastatic Patients

SHARE recently teamed with The Family Center’s Legal Wellness Institute to host a webinar about metastatic breast cancer and disability insurance. Thinking of exploring your options for disability insurance? Here are 6 fast facts to help you have a successful  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application for metastatic cancer.

The Latest in Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, SHARE, Facing Our Risk (FORCE) and NYU co-sponsored a talk with Dr. Douglas Levine, Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Head of Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory at NYU Langone Medical Center.

SHARE Meets With Japanese Breast Cancer Advocates

SHARE recently hosted a meet and greet luncheon for a group of Japanese breast cancer advocates interested in learning more about our programs and services. The invitation was spearheaded by Aiko Brody, SHARE’s Japanese breast cancer support group facilitator, and included nurses, administrators and not for profit leaders eager to learn about how SHARE operates.

Ninth Annual T.E.A.L. Walk Recap

Hundreds of participants, including friends, family and caregivers, gathered at Prospect Park on September 9 for the 9th annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run. Hosted by the non-profit organization T.E.A.L. (Tell Every Amazing Lady), the event is held every September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and seeks to celebrate survivors of the disease while also honoring those who’ve died from it.

Recap: SHARE’s Pink and Teal Young Professionals Fundraising Event

SHARE’s Pink and Teal Young Professionals Group recently gathered together to host a special fundraiser for SHARE’s work for women with breast and ovarian cancers. Billed as a night of networking and music, the event was held August 24 at Esther and Carol, a chic bistro and lounge in Manhattan, and had over 100 people in attendance!

The evening began with an open bar meet and greet where guests were given the opportunity to mingle over free drinks.

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