The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is a collection of foundations, male survivor journeys and various
medical professionals coming together to bring awareness to Male Breast Cancer.
Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease although the incidence has increased over the past 25 years. As with many other rare “orphan” diseases, male breast cancer is understudied. The rarity of the disease precludes prospective randomized clinical trials. In addition, few researchers and minimal funding have focused on breast cancer in men, but further work is clearly needed to better understand this disease. It shares many similarities with breast cancer in women; yet some clear differences have emerged.
Writes, Sharon H. Giordano, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center