Covid-19 and Breast Cancer: Ask the experts

8
June 2020
13:00-14:30 CEST

Covid-19 and Breast Cancer: Ask the experts

Recorded session

The COVID-19 is creating a status of unprecedent uncertainty also by disrupting the continuity and quality of care in other disease areas such as cancer. While measures to contain the disease are necessary, it is important not to forget of the needs of the cancer community and the challenges that those patients are encountering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The disruption of treatments and follow up, the higher risk of complications, the isolation and loneliness, all increase the burden of distress that breast cancer patients already experience due to their condition and raise questions that most of the time remain unanswered. To provide support to breast cancer patients, with a special focus on advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients, the ABC Global Alliance has brought together a multidisciplinary panel of experts who will answer questions posed by patients themselves.

We invite you to submit your question(s) in advance. A committee of patient advocates will compile and revise the questions received and put them forward to the expert panel. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your doubts clarified and your questions answered.

Experts:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center, Lisbon, PT (Medical Oncologist)
M. Del Val, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, ES (Immunologist and virologist)
R. Haidinger, Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V. (German Breast Cancer Association), Munich, DE (Patient Advocate)
M. Pandeloglou, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Camberwell, AU (ABC Patient representative)
G. Pravettoni, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, IT (Psychoncologist)
T. Wiseman, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Chair of Applied Health Research in Cancer Care University of Southampton, London, UK (Nurse)

Patient Advocacy Committee

B. Aguilar, MILC, Mexico City, MX
R. Kaur, Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA), Petaling Jaya, MY
R. Haidinger, Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V. (German Breast Cancer Association), Munich, DE
S. Mertz, Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, New York, US
M. Pandeloglou, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Camberwell, AU
K. Pilatti, Breast Cancer Network Australia, Camberwell, AU

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