Kelly Shanahan, MD

By December 30, 2021 April 6th, 2022 Advanced & Metastatic (Stage 4), HOPE Wall

Kelly Shanahan, MD is a mother, wife, daughter, doctor and a woman LIVING with metastatic breast cancer. She is on the board of directors of METAvivor, a member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, a Komen Advocates in Science and Metastatic Breast Cancer Advisory Committee member, a helpline volunteer for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. Her passions are making research more accessible to more people and ensuring the voice of the people living with MBC is represented in every aspect of research and cancer care.

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METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the dearth of stage 4 cancer research.  While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage 4 breast cancer research.

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer – Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

This section of LBBC.ORG is dedicated to addressing your needs. Here, you will find tailored information and resources to help you face your diagnosis, understand the treatment options, manage symptoms and side effects, talk with your family and friends, and communicate with your employer.

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The Chrysalis Initiative

The Chrysalis Initiative exists to disrupt outcome disparities within breast cancer, so every patient receives the care they deserve.  By providing patients with mentoring and resource navigation and equipping Black women (and other disparate groups) with the opportunity and education to assess their breast cancer risk, we are closing the gap one story at a time.

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