Podcast: What Pts Want Drs & Resrchrs to Know Abt Living W/ MBC
What Patients Want Doctors and Researchers to Know About Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Dec 7, 2022
Metastatic breast cancer patient advocates Christine Hodgdon and Stephanie Walker explain why the viewpoints of people living with metastatic breast cancer need to be incorporated into research.
A number of issues affecting people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, including financial toxicity, support, and early palliative care, were discussed at an educational session on the first day of the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Metastatic patient advocates Christine Hodgdon and Stephanie Walker talked about what they want researchers and clinicians to know about day-to-day life with metastatic disease.
Listen to the episode to hear Christine and Stephanie discuss:
- why the patient perspective is important
- if and how the patient perspective is taken into account as new treatments are developed
- what they hope happens as a result of their participation in the session