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BCNA News 25 Jul 2017

Global leader in metastatic breast cancer to speak at BCNA forum

Renowned medical oncologist and global leader in metastatic breast cancer Professor Fatima Cardoso will speak in Melbourne at BCNA’s Living with metastatic breast cancer information forum on Thursday 27 July. 

Professor Cardoso will join Australian experts Professor Fran Boyle, medical oncologist, David Blakey, radiation oncologist and Marie Pandeloglou, BCNA Consumer Liaison, at the three-hour information forum at Bayview Eden Melbourne.

The forum will discuss the latest developments in treatment and care for people with metastatic breast cancer with a focus on living well after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

As Director of the Breast Unit at Champalimaud Clinical Center in Portugal, Professor Cardoso heads a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving the burden of breast cancer. She also holds a number of additional roles, including co-chair of the Advanced Breast Cancer International Consensus Guidelines Conference (ABC), Editor-in-Chief of The Breast Journal, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer and an Editorial Board Member of several other journals.

Throughout her career Professor Cardoso has authored more than 230 publications with a focus on advocating for improved metastatic breast cancer outcomes.

‘Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients have long been treated as ‘‘forgotten heroes’’: forgotten by the research community, by the media, and even by the advocacy world and their fellow breast cancer patients with early disease,’ Professor Cardoso writes in The Breast Journal.

‘It is now time to focus with the same unity and strength [as we do with early breast cancer] in the advanced setting.’

BCNA’s Living with metastatic breast cancer information forum is free to attend for people with metastatic breast cancer and their family and friends. For more information and to register please see our Information forums page.