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Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization Supporting the Advancement of Research

Mission Statement

The Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded and administered by volunteers and supported by noted researchers and oncologists.  The mission of this alliance is to help consolidate knowledge and support research into Metaplastic Carcinoma of the Breast.

''Understanding the disease may lead us to better ways to attack it. For patients with Metaplastic Breast Cancer, they want - and deserve - better treatments.''

– Celina G. Kleer, M.D. Director, Breast Pathology Program University of Michigan Medical School

The Metaplastic Breast Cancer Project for Stage IV Patients

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What is Metaplastic Breast Cancer?

Metaplastic Breast Cancer, or MpBC, was first recognized in 2000 as a distinct sub-type of breast cancer. It is generally believed to represent 1% or less of all breast cancer cases. Most of the time these breast cancers are also triple negative, which means that they are ER / PR negative and HER2 neutral, another rare diagnosis group. Due to the rarity of Metaplastic Breast Cancer, there have been few studies or clinical trials relating to study Metaplastic Breast Cancer.

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Metaplastic Breast Cancer- Who Are We?

Who Are We?  The Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance was started by a team of women who were diagnosed with this cancer.  This is a grass-roots patient organization, run by members of our community, and dedicated to improving the outcome for all women in this affected by MpBC.

Who Are We?

Metaplastic Breast Cancer- A Rare Disease

Metaplastic Breast Cancer is known to be extremely rare, although new diagnostic techniques may be identifying it more frequently.  Management algorithms for invasive & non-invasive ductal and lobular breast carcinomas are well-established, but rare histologic types of primary breast cancers, like MpBC, are not represented in practice guidelines & present many challenges.
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Global Representatives

Members of the Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance community have stepped up to support our global effort.  If you find you need support closer to your location, please feel free to send an email to one of the representatives on our list or send us a message from our Contact Page. We are constantly building our network and hope to continue to grow.

Check out Our Australian MpBC Resource Page

Australian MpBC Resource Page

Global Representatives

SPOTLIGHT ON: MEMBER STORIES

This Month’s Member:

Terri-Louise Haugen Franka

February 12, 1979 – September 10, 2018

Terri-Louise Frnka group member Fight Mama Fight

A note from The Trustees of MpBC Global Alliance, Inc.: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terri-Louise Frnka. Terri was working on this message when she passed, and wanted to make sure that we published her story. The most disturbing lesson here is the numbers diagnosed in the 30 to 39 age range. Women in this range are barely on the radar for Breast Cancer and many are misdiagnosed with mastitis if they are breast feeding. Please honor Terri by reading about this courageous young woman, wife, and mother. HERE

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Please Donate Today!

Would you like to make this gift in honor or in memory of someone?  Please send us a message!

Donations can be made through our Go Fund Me page HERE or by check made payable to MpBC Global Alliance, Inc. and mailed to: 7 Bruce Road, Morganville, NJ, 07751.

MpBC Global Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.  Charitable ID #:  81-3255651.  Contributions to MpBC Global Alliance, Inc. may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deduction of your gift

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Recommend Knowledgeable Doctors

If you have a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist or surgeon, who is familiar with metaplastic breast cancer and who you feel gave you great care, please help us connect to them!  Send or bring the letter found here that requests permission to list your doctor on the Knowledgeable Doctors page of the MpBC Global Alliance website. If you would rather have us contact your doctor, please email their name and address to us at admin@mpbcalliance.org and we will contact them directly.

Help us build our list of knowledgeable doctors, so that we can help other members of our group find a doctor who has experience with MpBC.  This will also allow doctors to connect with other professionals who are interested in MpBC.

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Florida -- 17

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South Carolina -- 3

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Georgia -- 8

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Alabama -- 1

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North Carolina -- 3

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Tennessee -- 3

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Texas--20

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New Mexico -- 4

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Arizona -- 3

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Utah -- 1

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California -- 16

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Oregon -- 4

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Montana -- 2

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South Dakota -- 1

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Minnesota -- 2

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Iowa -- 5

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Illinois -- 11

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Wisconsin -- 4

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Michigan - 9

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New York -- 9

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New Jersey -- 8

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Pennsylvania -- 7

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Maryland -- 5

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Washington State -- 3

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Virginia -- 6

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Scotland -- 1

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Romania -- 1

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Germany -- 3

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Netherlands -- 1

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Ireland -- 1

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United Kingdom -- 10

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New Hampshire -- 1

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Kentucky -- 3

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Indiana -- 8

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Greece - 2

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Poland - 1

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Ohio-- 5

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Missouri--3

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Colorado--5

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Nebraska--3

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Curacao--1

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Louisiana--1

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Spain--1

Connecticut -- 1

Hawaii-- 1

West Virginia-- 1

England--1

Maine-- 2

Massachusetts--1

Puerto Rico--1

Mississippi--1

Kansas--1

Philippines--1

Ontario Canada-- 4

Manitoba Canada-- 2

Alberta Canada-- 2

Toronto Canada-- 1

Newfoundland Canada-- 1

Quebec Canada -- 0

British Columbia Canada-- 0

Saskatchewan Canada-- 0

New Brunswick Canada-- 0

Nova Scotia Canada-- 0

Prince Edward Island, Canada-- 0

Nunavut, Canada--0

Northwest Territories Canada--0

Yukon Canada --0

British Columbia Canada--0

Western Australia--4

Northern Territory Australia--0

South Australia--0

Queensland Australia--5

New South Wales Australia--2

Victoria Australia--2

Tasmania Australia--0

New Zealand--1

Map of Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance Member Locations

This map represents the locations of our global MpBC members who have had or are currently struggling with metaplastic breast cancer. To see the number of women located in a particular state or country, please click on the appropriate flag. To see the number of the women located in a particular state or country, please click on the appropriate flag and if needed, double click to zoom in.