Christine Hodgdon

Christine Hodgdon was a conservation biologist before her metastatic breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. She was fortunate enough to have a complete response to her treatments and with this "bonus" time, decided to leave her professional career to become a full-time patient advocate. Christine has attended several scientific conferences, participated in advocacy trainings, and served as a research grant reviewer and helpline volunteer. She  co-founded GRASP (Guiding Researchers & Advocates to Scientific Partnerships) which launched at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2019. Christine also works with scientists to identify and address health disparities, especially in underserved and vulnerable populations that are disproportionately impacted by breast cancer. Christine developed her website,, to provide resources to the MBC community, which includes a searchable trial and drug database, a calendar of events, and research articles all specific to metastatic breast cancer.