The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Surveys, Registries, Interviews

Study Contact Information:

Contact us by email or by phone: 617-800-1622.

About the Study

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project is a patient-partnered initiative that directly engages patients across the US & Canada to transform our understanding of metastatic breast cancer. Patients participate by sharing their medical information, tumor samples, and their voices, partnering with the project team to accelerate discoveries. There is no cost to participate and only minimal effort is required to have a major impact.

The goal of the project is to generate and share de-identified information from medical records, genomic data, and patient-reported data. The data is deposited in publicly accessible databases every 6 months as it is generated so that the entire research community can analyze it.

To learn more and/or participate, visit

What the Study Entails

Participation is easy:

  1. Complete a simple online form with optional questions about yourself and your cancer
  2. Fill out an online consent form that gives permission for the study team to obtain copies of your medical records and some of your stored tumor tissue
  3. Provide a saliva sample and/or blood sample via simple kits sent directly to you

Study Lead Investigators

Nikhil Wagle, MD and Corrie Painter, PhD

This Study is Open To:

People with metastastic breast cancer. 

This Study is Not Open To:

People who have never been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. 


FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.