Thursday, September 20, 2018

Profile: Judy Erdahl



This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features Judy Erdahl.

Q1. In your own words, can you share with us your reasons for joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer project (MBCproject)? 

I was thrilled to join the MBC Project. Cancer attacked me and I wanted to do something, anything to change how this disease affected me, my family and so many others. But, there really wasn’t much I could do. That is, not until the MBC Project came around. I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to contribute! To help! It felt wonderful to be proactive and aid in meaningful research. Research which was going to be openly available to others. If I have to die from this disease I at least want my experience and death to have some meaning. The MBC Project gives me that.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Profile: Brett Tomson


This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features Brett Tomson.

Q1. In a few sentences, can you please share what being a part of the MBCproject means to you?

Having patients as partners not only improves the quality of science and our ability to ask new and impactful research questions, but also motivates us as researchers to appreciate who is on the other side of the samples and diseases that we study. Being connected and driving discoveries collaboratively brings us all together in a way that will be critical for tackling metastatic breast cancer. I am grateful for being part of a mission-driven team that is reminded every day of why we are doing what we are doing.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Profile: Theresa Meyer


This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features Theresa Meyer.

Q1. In your own words, can you share with us your reasons for joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer project (MBCproject)?

The reason I joined the MBC Project was to help researchers obtain as much available information about metastatic breast cancer that I could give them, since my MBC diagnosis, and then to spread this message to everyone else I know with the same diagnosis. If there is any possible way to prevent anyone from ever getting MBC, then I want to join and be a part of that MBC team!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Profile: Laura Williams


This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features Laura Williams.

Q1. In your own words, can you share with us your reasons for joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer project (MBCproject)? 


I felt it was important to be a part of a study that can help shed any light on MBC, whether it be tumor research, genetics, treatment or support for others. Also I trust the Broad Institute @ MIT and Harvard.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Profile: Paula Chenevey


This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features Paula Chenevey.

Q1. In your own words, can you share with us your reasons for joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer project (MBCproject)?

I am still alive, 4 years after receiving a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, due to research and the people who chose to participate in it. It is very important to me to pay it forward, be a part of something larger than myself, and contribute to the greater good. I also consider it a way of acknowledging and thanking those that have come before and have made my extended life possible.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Profile: Beena Thomas


This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features team member, Beena Thomas.

Q1. In a few sentences, can you please share what being a part of the MBCproject means to you?

I believe that life is most meaningful when lived outwardly working towards a mission larger than oneself. By being a small part of the MBCproject, I get a chance to do exactly that. It is fulfilling to know that this project provides robust, unique data to the scientific community which will further facilitate research. And only more research can bring new therapies for patients. Also, having walked with an aunt who passed away of MBC, it is deeply personal for me to see major strides in this heartbreaking disease.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Profile: Carol L. Smith


This post is an installment of our profile series featuring participants, loved ones, advocates, and team members of the MBCproject. Thank you to all who have shared their voice and stories.

Today's profile features Carol L. Smith

Q1. In your own words, can you share with us your reasons for joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer project (MBCproject)?

As an MIT alum I'm proud to be part of an organization that combines the science of MIT with a broad community of people using data to find patterns, and, hopefully, a cure for breast cancer.