Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women across the world. Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the breast multiply uncontrollably to form a tumour. While most cases of breast cancer occur in women it does occur in men too, although this is rare. Breast cancer which has spread to other parts of the body is referred to as metastatic or advanced breast cancer. Advanced breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer is currently incurable, but treatable with a median survival rate of 2-3 years, although variable according to the subtype of advanced breast cancer.1
Studies have revealed that there are substantial gaps in care, access to resources, support, and treatment outcomes for advanced breast cancer patients. The ABC Global Alliance firmly believes that it is time for change. Not only do those suffering from advanced breast cancer need the right support, but action should be taken towards finding a cure.
At the ABC Global Alliance, our goal is to improve and extend the lives of women and men living with advanced breast cancer in all countries worldwide and to fight for a cure. We will also raise awareness of advanced breast cancer and lobby worldwide for the improvement of the lives of advanced breast cancer patients.
To find out more information about advanced breast cancer and our mission to find out a cure please visit www.abcglobalalliance.org.
- Cardoso F, Costa A et al. 2017. ESO-ESMO 3rd international consensus guidelines for advanced breast Cancer (ABC3). Simultaneous Publication. Breast 31:244-259 and Annals of Oncology 28 (1): 16-33