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Helping Research

Hello there. I've been part of this community for almost 3 years and have found it to be extremely helpful as I navigate this journey. Last year, I was made aware of a program by the Broad Institute (Harvard and MIT) and Dana Farber called The Metastatic Breast Cancer project. What they are doing is collecting genetic materials and our doctor's data, putting it into an extremely large data base in an effort to find new cures for breast cancer. This can all be done through the computer and mail. I am participating in this because it is one way that I can feel that I am helping myself and others by enabling some of the best minds and computers to make discoveries that can help us. I am posting this in case people are unaware of this easy way to make a difference. You can look it up at There you will find a better explanation as to what they're doing.

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Hi! I traveled to Dana Farber this past summer to get a second opinion. What a wonderful hospital! I met with Dr. Krop and his assistant. They were so awesome. They answered all my questions and spent all the time I needed to get answers. All of my information is now in their data base and if I ever am in need of a clinical trial, I am all set up and ready to go. I signed up for their Embrace program and receive newletters via email that are very informative. They are super about communicating with my doctor back home as well. It is a great way to make a difference for all of us!


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