Christine Hodgdon

Christine Hodgdon was diagnosed with de novo metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in April 2015 and became heavily involved in the MBC community after attending a Metavivor advocacy event on Capitol Hill to push for more MBC research funding. She went on to become a leadership volunteer for the Hear My Voice program with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and plans to become an ANGEL advocacy volunteer with the Tigerlily Foundation. Christine has also contributed several articles to various organizations to raise awareness about MBC and serves as a peer mentor for the Young Survival Coalition and LBBC. Before cancer, Christine loved to travel and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 2011-2013; she had a career as a conservation biologist working to save habitat for endangered species. She is planning to use her science background to create an open-access online forum that provides the most recent and scientifically accurate information about breast cancer and its treatments- including MBC clinical trials and drugs and therapies in the pipeline.