Data collection for metastatic breast cancer, “we are only counted when we are dead” – Kat Southwell

Just shy of six years ago I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). Rare with a “high fatality rate and difficult to treat” is what I learnt in the

Drugs drugs everywhere, can you access ones that work? Kirstin Spencer

Here at METUPUK, we know drug access is a big issue for all metastatic breast cancer patients. There have been huge leaps and bounds made in terms of research, knowledge

METUPUK at the UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

METUPUK (Metastatic Exchange To Unleash Power) attended the 2024 United Kingdom’s Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium in Birmingham, hosted by Breast Cancer Now and supported by numerous partners. It was a

Dr Rachel Eyre interviews Dr Hannah Harrison about breast cancer research

Scientific research is vital for the development of new and improved treatments for secondary breast cancer. But what’s it like to be a scientist working in this area? Dr Hannah Harrison received her PhD in breast cancer research from the University of Manchester in 2009 and has since worked as a breast cancer research scientist in the Manchester Cancer Research Centre. Here, Hannah tells us about her work.

How smarter therapies can help metastatic breast cancer patients – and why we need more!

Why we need MBC research more than ever

At METUPUK, we campaign for new and better therapies for patients with secondary breast cancer. One of our recent campaigns, #TrodelvyNow helped to make a new type of drug, Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) available for SBC patients in the UK. Scientist and METUPUK volunteer, Helen, explains how Trodelvy works and why it’s important that more drugs like this get to patients urgently.