Our lives and experiences, our support and our research differ from that associated with the traditional cancer “survivor” and thus we do not use that term. Instead we refer to ourselves as “METAvivors.” We are a thriving community of people living against the odds every day, fighting for the research that could save our lives. What is Metastatic (Stage 4) Breast Cancer?

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Marlene King Featured in The Baltimore Sun

Marlene King Featured in The Baltimore Sun

METAvivor Board Member Marlene King is featured in a two part story in the Baltimore Sun.

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Dancing With Elephants

Dancing With Elephants

Barb Scott is a long time METAvivor supporter and has raised thousands of dollars for research. Read about her successful events and creative fundraising techniques! Thank you Barb!

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A Season For Being Thankful

A Season For Being Thankful

Kelsey Presswood, daughter of METAvivor co-founder Karen Presswood, reflects on this season of being thankful. Kelsey has been a METAvivor volunteer for several years and was in charge of the METAvivor – Merendino Gallery Exhibition in Washington DC in 2013.

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How the Immune System Can Promote Metastasis

How the Immune System Can Promote Metastasis

Dr. Agnieszka Swierczak explains how your own immune system can promote metastasis. Dr. Swierczak could have had a career as a cartoonist - the article includes a not-to-be-missed drawing!

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METAvivor Receives the Largest Grant in its History

METAvivor Receives the Largest Grant in its History

METAvivor has received a grant of over $100,000, the largest contribution in its five-year year history. This leadership donation from Abbey and Neal Rapoport of Plano, Texas, will be used to fund critical scientific research on breast cancer metastasis,

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METAvivor Awards Grants for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

METAvivor Awards Grants for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

Four grants fund critical research to relegate metastatic breast cancer to a chronic manageable disease.

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METAvivor featured on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television!

METAvivor featured on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television!

METAvivor was featured on The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television. If you missed the segment, you can still see it online by clicking "Continue" below. The Balancing Act® is one of America’s premier women’s morning shows.

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