Metastasis is what kills cancer patients, but research in this critical area is woefully underfunded compared to the magnitude of the problem. METAvivor is a grassroots organization that is raising support for laboratory research directly targeting metastasis. They also
Mission: Fund the research that will initially extend life and ultimately end death for persons diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Support persons with the disease. Raise critical awareness so that we can carry out our mission.
Results: We have awarded ten research grants totaling $600,000 for metastatic breast cancer research. We fund out-of-the box ideas that have far-reaching impact and stand the chance to make a significant difference for the metastatic breast cancer patient in the future.
Target demographics: persons with metastatic breast cancer wherever they might live
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000s of patients and we funded three metastasis research proposals
Geographic areas served: Annapolis MD
Programs: RESEARCH -- first and foremost to extend life and ultimately end death from metastatic breast cancer
SUPPORT for the patient so that they can get together, face-to-face with others going through precisely the same thing that they are going through.
AWARENESS so that people everywhere can understand what stage IV cancer is all about and can help make a difference for our community.
DanWelch1,Professional with expertise in this field 03/14/2012
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Metastasis is what kills cancer patients, but research in this critical area is woefully underfunded compared to the magnitude of the problem. METAvivor is a grassroots organization that is raising support for laboratory research directly targeting metastasis. They also provide support for patients living with metastatic cancer. Perhaps as importantly, they have begun to shine a light on the growing number of patients living with metastatic cancer -- their real problems, challenges and realities. METAvivor solicits advice from experts to assure that their research grants are going to the best possible science. They do all of this with a minimum administrative overhead. In short, if I want money going directly to metastasis research, this is the place I send my contribution!!
This organization is run by an amazing group of professionals - all volunteer and all extremely accomplished in their fields. Their professionalism and tireless dedication is reflected in the success of this very worthy charity .