Group 3D: ER+ Breast Cancer—Metastatic

Thursday, June 9
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Mentor: Abigail Johnston

Abigail is a recovering lawyer, living in Florida with her husband and two boys, and has lived with de novo Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) since 2017.  Advocacy and brining the patient voice to all levels of health care and research is her passion and Abigail is honored to serve as a mentor with GRASP as well as on the Inaugural Advisory Board.  You can find her musings on her blog,

Twitter: @AMJohnston1315

Scientist: Nicole Traphagen, Ph.D.

I’m from upstate New York. My research interests are focused on hormone receptor biology and endocrine resistance in cancer, and in developing treatment strategies for endocrine resistant disease.  I received my PhD in Cancer Biology from Dartmouth College, where I worked under the supervision of Todd Miller to determine the anti-cancer mechanism of action of estrogen therapy in breast cancer.  I also have a B.S. in Biomolecular Science from Clarkson University. In my free time I enjoy reading, running, and hiking with my dog, and I love to travel and visit new places.

Twitter: @NicoleTraphagen