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BCNA News 07 Feb 2018

BCNA’S Danielle Spence and Marie Pandeloglou elected to the executive committee of the ABC Global Alliance

Congratulations to Danielle Spence, BCNA’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Marie Pandeloglou, BCNA Community Liaison, who have been elected to the Executive Committee of the Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance.  

The ABC Global Alliance is an alliance that brings together people and organisations interested in collaborating globally on common projects relating to metastatic breast cancer. The Alliance is committed to raising awareness and promoting action to improve and extend the lives of people living with metastatic breast cancer across the world.


The two BCNA representatives have been elected by member organisations of the Alliance to fulfill the ‘patient organisation’ category of the executive committee for a two-year term. Marie is the sole consumer represented at this level.

Danielle has been at BCNA since 2015. An experienced oncology nurse and health policy worker, she has run BCNA’s metastatic breast cancer program for several years. Danielle has been a member of BCNA’s executive leadership team since 2016 and is Director of Policy and Advocacy. Danielle’s work has strengthened global awareness of BCNA’s efforts to improve the lives of Australians with metastatic breast cancer.

Marie was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2010 and trained as a BCNA Community Liaison in 2015. She has been a very active breast cancer volunteer since that time, particularly in her work promoting BCNA’s resources in languages other than English to the community and health professionals. Marie was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2015 and since that time has become a consumer representative for a number of support programs at Cabrini Hospital, Monash Health, the Cancer Council Victoria and the Southern Metropolitan Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) Breast Tumor Group.