Greater Atlanta Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Join us for our Greater Atlanta Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. This conference will focus on providing information that is important to those living with metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer and their caregivers. Come hear more about topics such as clinical trials, understanding metastatic breast cancer, health & wellness, a breakout for those newly diagnosed, and MUCH MORE!

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Registration, Networking, and Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:45am
Program: 8:45am – 3:30pm

Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center – 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308


Keynote Address
Combating Metastatic Breast Cancer: From Basic Discovery to New Medicine.

Presented by Komen Scholar, Dr. Yibin Kang. Learn more about Dr. Kang below.

There is no cost to attend this conference and breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have already RSVP’d for the conference and can no longer attend, please email Alexis Jackson at or call our office at (404)814-0052. Space is limited.

    Conference Overview

    The Conference Advisory Committee designed the agenda to provide conference participants with an opportunity to:

    (1) Learn about scientific breakthroughs and emerging treatment options
    (2) Discover different ways to improve quality of life on a daily basis
    (3) Gain support and build community

    The conference is geared towards people living with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers but is open to breast cancer patients of all stages.

    Conference agenda coming soon!

    Yibin Kang, Ph.D. is a Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. After completing his graduate study at Duke in 2000 and his postdoctoral training with Dr. Joan Massague at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Kang joined the faculty of Princeton in 2004. Dr. Yibin Kang’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis. He discovered new genes that promote breast cancer recurrence, metastasis, and resistance to chemotherapies. His research focuses on tumor-stromal interactions that mediate organ-specific metastasis of breast cancer to bone and other vital organs. Dr. Kang also studies epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a key step in metastatic progression, to find new actionable targets. Dr. Kang’s Komen Scholar grant will study how E selectin, an adhesion molecule normally recruiting leukocytes during infection or vascular damage, functions as an essential component of cancer cells etastasizing to the bones, including promoting the survival and proliferation of metastatic tumor cells.

    View below our various partners that will be a part of our resource fair!

        • AstraZeneca – AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
        • Atlanta Legal Aid Society – The Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s mission is to deliver legal services and legal education designed to improve the social, political, and economic conditions of low-income persons .  Their Breast Cancer Legal Project provides holistic legal services to low-income breast cancer patients and survivors in metro Atlanta.
        • Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta – At CTCA Atlanta, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adult cancer patients. You and your caregivers can participate in various activities and classes to help you relax and enjoy your stay as much as possible while going through treatment.
        • Celgene – The Company’s commitment to changing the course of human health through bold pursuits in science, life-enhancing therapies and a promise to always put patients first.
        • Eli Lilly Oncology – Lilly Oncology is dedicated to advancing treatment and addressing the unmet needs of people living with cancer. Building on our work in cancer treatment, we are committed to creating a broad portfolio.
        • Living With – At Pfizer Oncology, we believe it’s our responsibility to help support and inspire those who have been affected by cancer. We’re telling the stories of real people who are living with cancer and providing tools and resources like the free LivingWith app.
        • Love not Lost – Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to preserve memories. They are on a mission to celebrate life and support people in grief. With the help of their generous donors, they provide professional portrait sessions as well as a beautiful hand-crafted photo albums at zero cost to the families that they serve.
        • Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance – The mission of the MBC Alliance is to unify the efforts of MBC Alliance members to improve the lives of, and outcomes for, those living with metastatic breast cancer and their families through increasing awareness and education about the disease and advancing policy and strategic coordination of research funding – specifically focused on metastasis – that has the potential to extend life, enhance quality of life and ultimately… to cure.
        • Northside Hospital Cancer Institute – Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) is the largest and most comprehensive cancer hospital network in Georgia and a leader in cancer care. We deliver the most powerful combination of doctors and oncologists, cancer facilities and support resources of any cancer program in Georgia.
        • Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – Turning Point improves quality of life for patients with breast cancer by providing, promoting and advocating specialized and evidence-based rehabilitation.
        • Young Survival Coalition – Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.
        • More to come!


        • Emily Beard, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
        • Kymberly Duncan, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
        • Jackie Feliciano-Cobb, Pfizer
        • Susan Fulginiti, Georgia-Pacific
        • Jennifer Hays, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
        • Dr. Anita Johnson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta
        • Liz McLaughlin, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
        • Bobbie Menneg, Beyond the Ribbon Inc.
        • Sara Owens, WellStar Health Systems
        • Jill Patel, WellStar Foundation
        • Melissa Payton, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta
        • Astrid Wilkie-McKellar, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
        • Paula Jayne, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
        • Lisa Sherman, WellStar Health Systems
        • Staci Floreani, Sacred Journey Hospice



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