Join Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) for insight into the latest treatments for breast cancer, as well as for a glimpse into the pioneering research shaping the future of how we treat the disease. This virtual conference is a must-join for people wanting to know about what treatments are available, what treatments are on the horizon and the options and considerations that might impact your own experience, including managing side effects.
Renowned international guest speaker, Medical Oncologist and Director of the Breast Oncology Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the United States Dr Eric Winer delivered a session on ‘New frontiers’ – what the future of breast cancer treatment holds.
The conference was held online on Thursday July 15 2021, 6:00pm – 9:00pm and provided information relevant to patients with both early breast cancer and metastatic disease, delivered by a panel of national experts.
The program included breakout sessions which provided opportunities for attendees with different needs to access information relevant to their diagnosis and situation, as well as an opportunity to connect with others going through a similar experience. Breakout session options included lymphoedema, genetics and family history, supportive care for metastatic breast cancer and long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment. The conference also addressed the important role of your GP in follow-up care.
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