Metastatic Breast Cancer
Komen Michigan has partnered with Komen Greater Detroit in an effort to educate the public and advocate for the metastatic breast cancer community. Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage IV, is not a type of breast cancer but instead the most advanced stage of all types of breast cancer. There are over 150,000 women and men currently living with MBC in the U.S.
With a grant provided by Pfizer, we are continuing our advocacy campaign in support of the MBC community.
The outreach series was kicked off with a lunch for the metastatic breast cancer community on
October 13th, 2018, also known as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day.
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6 PM
Doors open at 5:30
Courtyard by Marriott, Kalamazoo/Portage
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Iman Mohamed, West Michigan Cancer Center
The dinner on June 27, 2019, will continue to provide fellowship and education around Metastatic Breast Cancer. Our special guest this evening will be Dr. Iman Mohamed from West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo. Dr. Mohamed is a medical oncologist with 33 years’ experience in clinical medicine. She earned her medical degree at Kuwait University in Kuwait City, Kuwait and a Master of Public Health degree through Northwest Ohio Consortium of Public Health Programs with a focus on health education. After obtaining specialty training at the Royal College of Physicians in London (UK), she completed residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan and a fellowship in medical oncology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dr. Mohamed is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Her clinical focus is breast cancer of all stages in addition to offering consultations in cancer genetics and risk reduction. She will be discussing current clinical advancements in the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Saturday, October 13, 2018, Noon
Lansing Community College
Keynote Speaker: Jenna Dolezan
Jenna Dolezan is a student at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. Along with her classes, she is very involved with her extracurricular activities and community service, including Student Senate, Women in Business club, and volunteering at the Soup Kitchen. Upon graduation from LMC, she plans to transfer to Wayne State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in marketing. Her mother, Linda, was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2016, when Jenna was a senior in high school. These past two years, Jenna has worked hard to spread awareness for Metastatic Breast Cancer by sharing her and her mother’s stories.