Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Saturday, March 9, 2019   |   9:00am – 4:30pm
DoubleTree Independence
6200 Quarry Lane   |   Independence, OH 44131

Registration for this event is now open. Click here to register!
Online registration closes on March 7th.

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is designed to educate metastatic patients, breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and the general public on the ABCs of metastatic breast cancer. The first conference of it’s kind in Northeast Ohio, this event offers information on everything from the biology and causes of metastatic tumors to how to get involved in clinical trials, complementary therapies, and everything in between. The 2019 Metastatic Conference features a keynote presentation from Komen Research Scholar Dr. Danny Welch of the University of Kansas, a panel of prestigious local oncologists, an patient advocacy panel, interactive breakout sessions, a vendor fair, and much more.

Registration for this event will open on Monday, January 7, 2019.

This event costs $10 to attend. For those who cannot afford this fee, please contact Gina at or (216) 292-2873 to receive a discount code.

The 2019 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference will also be offered via livestream on the web for those who cannot attend in person. There will be no charge for individuals to attend the conference via the web. If you would like to attend via the livestream, please email Gina Chicotel at to have the link for the conference sent to you. The livestream will be recorded for later viewing if you cannot attend day of and a link to the recording will be placed here once the conference concludes.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Danny Welch, Ph.D., University of Kansas

Danny R. Welch, Ph.D. is a cancer biologist whose laboratory has discovered eight of the 30 known metastasis suppressor genes. His laboratory has also recently discovered how some of those metastasis suppressors function and is designing therapies to take advantage of their mechanisms of action. His is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and more than 20 book chapters. He is also co-editor of the textbook Cancer Metastasis. Welch is currently Professor of Cancer Biology but also has appointments as Professor of Pathology and Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. He is currently a Komen Scholar and Past-President of the Cancer Biology Training Consortium.

The Jones-Hendryx Forever Fighter Award

The Jones-Hendryx Forever Fighter Award honors the memory of Carol Jones and Jennifer Hendryx, who both passed away from metastatic breast cancer in late 2017. Their optimism and determination throughout their fight with metastatic disease was an inspiration to others and helped Komen Northeast Ohio renew our commitment to raising awareness of Stage 4 breast cancer. The Jones-Hendryx Forever Fighter Award recognizes an individual, corporation, or organization who champions the Komen promise with the courage and limitless boundaries of Carol and Jennifer. The nominee goes beyond the scope of activist to inspire others to help in the fight against metastatic disease. Click here to download the nomination form. Nominations are due to Gina at by Monday, February 11, 2019.

The 2018 Jones-Hendryx Forever Fighter Award was presented to Wendy Kozel of Metavivor.

Sponsored by


This event is also made possible by a charitable contribution from Pfizer.

In partnership with
Hospice of the Western Reserve, Metavivor: Northeast Ohio Chapter, The Gathering Place, and
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

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