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Sharing Knowledge: Pairing Experts With Patient Advocates

Christine Hodgdon talks about her de novo metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, how she keeps up with cancer research, and her pilot program to pair oncology experts with patient advocates at SABCS.
Nov 9, 2019
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Listen to the podcast to hear Christine talk about:

  • how the cancer diagnoses changed her

  • how she keeps up with breast cancer research

  • her pilot program to pair oncology experts and patient advocates at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

  • what she wants people to know about metastatic breast cancer

About the guest
 
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Christine Hodgdon

Christine Hodgdon was diagnosed with de novo metastatic breast cancer in April 2015 and became heavily involved in the metastatic community after attending a Metavivor advocacy event on Capitol Hill to push for more research funding for metastatic breast cancer.

Christine volunteers with a number of breast cancer organizations, including Living Beyond Breast Cancer, METAvivor, and the Tigerlily Foundation. She also has contributed articles and blogs to organizations to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer and serves as a peer mentor for the Young Survival Coalition.

Before she was diagnosed, Christine loved to travel and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 2011-2013. When she returned, she worked as a conservation biologist to save habitat for endangered species. Now Christine is using her science background to create an open-access online forum TheStormRiders.org that provides the most recent and scientifically accurate information about breast cancer and its treatments, including metastatic breast cancer clinical trials and drugs and therapies in the pipeline. She also has created a program called GRASP, Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships, pairing oncology experts with new patient advocates at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

— Last updated on January 31, 2022, 5:50 PM

 
 
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