Sun, Apr 17|
How to Bridge the Gap between Science & Those Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
How can those diagnosed with breast cancer have an impact on science and research? Join us to learn about how advocates and cancer researchers can advance breakthroughs by working at the forefront to create a shift toward a more inclusive research paradigm.
Time & Location
Apr 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
About the event
Join us as we speak with these two amazing women living with MBC and learn more about the potential for progress that comes with working collaboratively toward solutions.
About our guests, Julia and Christine:
Julia Maues was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 while pregnant. Following the birth of a healthy baby boy, Julia did tests she couldn’t do while pregnant and discovered the cancer had spread to her brain, liver, and bones. After many treatment setbacks, her cancer began to respond to treatment. Cancer is part of Julia’s life, but it doesn’t define her. Her goal is to make an impact while she is alive in the lives of others dealing with this disease. She has found meaning and purpose in working with patients and researchers to make cancer research more patient-centered, innovative and inclusive.
Christine Hodgdon was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2015. Christine brings a background in biology and nonprofit programming to her work of curating cutting-edge research and interfacing with patients and research partners. She has worked with leading research organizations, medical centers and government agencies to ensure the patient voice is represented early and often. She is also the founder of the Storm Riders Network, a website that shares the latest breast cancer research, treatments and clinical trials.