2nds Together Wellbeing week
21st - 25th June 2021
In collaboration with the universities of Liverpool, Warwick and Southampton, we are launching what aims to be the largest national study of metastatic and secondary breast cancer patients and clinical trials. It's vital to understand for reasons that clinical trials are not discussed, with the aim of increasing awareness and making changes to clinical practice. We want as many people who have been diagnosed with secondary or metastatic breast cancer to take part here.
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We have launched the first pilot to fund a Patient Trials Advocate (PTA )in the NHS for patients in the South East of Scotland (Lothian, Borders, Livingston, Fife and Dumfries & Galloway) with secondary breast cancer.
Finding the right information about clinical trials and working through the complex criteria is a challenge. The PTA’s aim is to help find suitable clinical trials for patients based on eligibility criteria and to support them in discussing trials with their clinician.
Assuming a successful pilot, we will look to roll out the service to additional areas by the end of 2021.
For more information and to access the service visit the
Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.
We strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Our community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.
Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage IV breast cancer, is a cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. Parts of the body affected are usually the bones, liver, lungs, brain or the skin.
Secondary breast cancer can be treated but it cannot be cured. Treatments aim to control and slow down the disease to enable patients to have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.
Our next Patient Champion 'Current Treatment' blog is from Tricia.