Breast Cancer series: Closing the care gap in metastatic breast cancer

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 13:00 to Monday, October 3, 2022 - 14:00 (GMT+1)

Closing the care gap in metastatic breast cancer

Virtual Dialogues series - Breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer patients face a wide array of unmet needs ranging from access to treatment, psycho-social, supportive and palliative care, financial and professional hurdles and stigma in particular in low-and-middle income countries in which over 50% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage.  

How can the community better ensure they have the support they need, in particular for hard-to-reach populations? How can we drive change to better care for patients with advanced/metastatic breast cancer when there are limited resources? 

In this Virtual Dialogue, a number of proposed actions for change were presented to improve and extend the lives of people living with advanced breast cancer in all countries worldwide that constitute the ABC Global Alliance Charter. The conversation showcased and drew upon lessons learned through the SPARC MBC Challenge – national-level initiatives from around the world that are addressing this key gap in information and support for metastatic breast cancer patients. 

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Dr Cynthia Villarreal-Garza - Director of Clinic Oncology, Breast Cancer Center, TecSalud

Dr. Villarreal is the head of the Oncology Department at the Breast Cancer Center in Hospital Zambrano Hellion, TecSalud, in Mexico. Combining her medical career with her interest in research, she has taken practical action towards the care and education of her patients, with whom she establishes a close relation to provide guidance and support. She has published more than 120 papers in international journals, and is an opinion leader in breast cancer nationally and internationally.

This Virtual Dialogue is offered as part of the UICC's Breast Cancer Programme

Event Information

Virtual - Virtual event - online 1202 Geneva Switzerland
Last update: 
Tuesday 4 October 2022