Honestly Spoken

Our initiative, Honestly Spoken, is dedicated to providing a platform for MBC patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and global experts to engage in unscripted, genuine conversations.

Join the coversation

The ABC Global Alliance has joined forces with Sanofi to amplify awareness about the challenges and unaddressed requirements faced by individuals living with metastatic/advanced breast cancer. Together, we aim to shed light on these issues through compelling storytelling, practical advice, and real-life illustrations. With no restrictions on topics, issues, or personal experiences, we strive to address the distinct needs and priorities of the ABC community. We invite you to be part of this crucial conversations.


One aspect of MBC care that often goes overlooked is the health and wellbeing of the caregiver. Many times, this person who is either a friend or a family member is asked to take on another full-time job, often at the expense of their own health. Our first Honestly Spoken discussion, “Caring for Our Caregivers,” moderated by ABC Global Alliance President Dr. Fatima Cardoso, features the perspective and tips from caregivers Linda and Sarah-jane, patient advocate Nicole and Dr. Luzia Travado, an expert in psycho-oncology.


Listen as a person living with MBC, Jo and an oncologist, Dr Paluch Shimon, describe how to best collaborate together and how someone can become empowered as their own health advocate.


The terms that healthcare professionals use when they present the diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer to the patients can sometimes be confusing. Listen to the discussion, moderated by ABC Global Alliance President Dr Fatima Cardoso, which features the perspective and tips from Dr Hope Rugo, breast medical oncologist, patient advocate Renate Haidinger and Eva Schumacher-Wulf, metastatic breast cancer patient.


What exactly is a clinical trial and why is it important to participate? Watch this episode of the Honestly Spoken initiative to clarify some of the questions and myths about clinical trials together with Dr Fatima Cardoso, ABC Global Alliance President and Director of the Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Clinical Center in Lisbon, and Eva Schumacher-Wulf, metastatic breast cancer patient and founder of the magazine Mamma Mia.

Parenting and MBC

Breast cancer typically presents around the age of 60, but in some cases, it emerges as early as 40. These patients often have the added role of being parents to young children or adolescents. Gain insights from the discussion featuring Dr. Michal Braun, a psycho-oncologist at the Hadassah Medical Center, Sharett Institute of Oncology in Jerusalem, along with patient Amanda Celeste from Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and the daughter of ABC patient Lee-Ronn Paluch.

Supportive and Paliative Care

Tune in to the latest episode of our Honestly Spoken initiative to gain a deeper understanding of what supportive and palliative care entails in the context of ABC. Engage in a meaningful discussion with Margaret Fitch from the University of Toronto, Pam Kohl from The Susan G. Komen MBC Advisory Council, and Carla Ida Ripamonti from the Instituto Nazionale del Tumori in Milan.