Special Focus Dialogue - Early breast cancer detection

Thursday 29 October 2020

Breast Cancer series: #2 Understanding early cancer screening vs. early cancer diagnosis

This Virtual Dialogue enabled its participants to increase their familiarity with the concepts of phased implementation, early breast cancer detection, breast cancer screening and early breast cancer diagnosis.

Participants learned and discussed the current recommendations and strategies depending on the level of resources available in their country and in the light of the current COVID situation which has disrupted early detection of cancer in many ways. Cost effectiveness recommendations to close the NCD gap were also addressed.

This Virtual Dialogue is part of a series developed in the framework of UICC’s Breast Cancer Programme.

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  • Benjamin Anderson, Director of the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Care Research Center (Seattle, USA)
  • André Ilbawi, Technical officer in Cancer Control, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention at World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)




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Friday 16 April 2021