What we do

What we do

Learn more about our in-person & virtual events, webinars, initiatives, and support we provide to our members
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events

10-12
October 2024
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Istanbul, Turkey

BREASTANBUL 2024 - International Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference

25 - 27
April 2024
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Seoul, Korea

Global Breast Cancer Conference 2024

6-8
November 2025
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Lisbon, PT

ABC8 International Consensus Conference

9-11
November 2023
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Lisbon, Portugal

Advanced Breast Cancer Seventh International Consensus Conference

17
June 2022
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Virtual

EUROPA DONNA MBC ADVOCACY WEBINAR

1. What is Metastatic or Advanced Breast Cancer?

2. Treatment and Research for Triple Negative MBC/ABC

3. Treatment and Research for ER+/HER2- MBC/ABC

9
November 2021
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Virtual

ABC GLOBAL ALLIANCE COMMUNICATION SESSION AT AORTIC CONFERENCE

This session will explore the gaps in communication and how these affect patients.

31
July 2021
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Virtual

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

This session will explore the gaps in communication and how this affects patients.

12
June 2019
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Prague, Czech Republic

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN CANCER

An interactive and highly practical workshop held during the 'Reach to Recovery International Conference' and designed to explore the key principles supporting effective communication.

7
November 2018
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Brussels, Belgium

I HAVE CANCER BUT I WANT TO WORK. WORKING RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS.

This event at EU Parliament was to increase awareness about working rights for patients

Cancer World: https://archive.cancerworld.net/cancerworld-plus/i-have-cancer-but-i-want-to-work/

Government Gazette: https://issuu.com/government.gazette/docs/government_gazette_-_vol_1__2019/36#google_vignette

25 - 27
April 2024
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Seoul, Korea

Global Breast Cancer Conference 2024

10-12
October 2024
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Istanbul, Turkey

BREASTANBUL 2024 - International Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference

10
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12
October 2024
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Istanbul, Turkey

BREASTANBUL 2024 - International Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference

25
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27
April 2024
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Seoul, Korea

Global Breast Cancer Conference 2024

9
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11
November 2023
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Lisbon, Portugal

Advanced Breast Cancer Seventh International Consensus Conference

17
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June 2022
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Virtual

EUROPA DONNA MBC ADVOCACY WEBINAR

1. What is Metastatic or Advanced Breast Cancer?

2. Treatment and Research for Triple Negative MBC/ABC

3. Treatment and Research for ER+/HER2- MBC/ABC

9
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November 2021
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Virtual

ABC GLOBAL ALLIANCE COMMUNICATION SESSION AT AORTIC CONFERENCE

This session will explore the gaps in communication and how these affect patients.

31
-
July 2021
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Virtual

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

This session will explore the gaps in communication and how this affects patients.

12
-
June 2019
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Prague, Czech Republic

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN CANCER

An interactive and highly practical workshop held during the 'Reach to Recovery International Conference' and designed to explore the key principles supporting effective communication.

7
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November 2018
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Brussels, Belgium

I HAVE CANCER BUT I WANT TO WORK. WORKING RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS.

This event at EU Parliament was to increase awareness about working rights for patients

Cancer World: https://archive.cancerworld.net/cancerworld-plus/i-have-cancer-but-i-want-to-work/

Government Gazette: https://issuu.com/government.gazette/docs/government_gazette_-_vol_1__2019/36#google_vignette

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Lisbon, PT

ABC8 International Consensus Conference

webinars

29
April 2023

GBCC: Free Online Sessions for Breast Cancer Survivors

20
April 2024
14:00 - 15:30 CET

Reach to Recovery: It’s more than the cancer: Let’s talk about sexual wellbeing, intimacy, body image, and managing menopause

1
February 2024
18:00 - 19:15 CET

SPCC: Highlights from ABC7 International Consensus Conference

25
January 2024
18:15 CET

ESO: Highlights of Advanced Breast Cancer - Seventh International Consensus Conference

30
October 2023
18:00

Breast Cancer Highlights from the ESMO Congress 2023

7
September 2023
13:30 - 14:30 CEST

ABC WEB SERIES: MANAGING A PATIENT WITH ADVANCED/METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WITH LEPTOMENINGEAL DISEASE

ABC Webinar Series, running from the 13th October 2022 to the 13th October 2023. This is the sixth webinar. Experts: F. Cardoso, N. Lin, V. Müeller, B. Offersen, C. Myerson

19
September 2022

BREAST CANCER HIGHLIGHTS FOR PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS FROM THE ESMO CONGRESS 2022

14
March 2022

INEQUALITIES AND ACCESSIBILITY: IMPACT FOR ABC/MBC PATIENTS

ABC Global Alliance and SPCC are joining forces on a series of webinars about “Highlights from ABC6 Consensus Conference”.

Discussants:

B. Aguilar Lopez, ULACCAM, Mexico City, MX

A. Eniu, HRC Hopital Riviera-Chablais, Rennaz, CH

Experts:

M. Aapro, Sharing Progress in Cancer Care and Clinique de Genolier, Bellinzona and Genolier, CH

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

R. Sullivan, King's Comprehensive Cancer Centre, London, UK

21
February 2022

PATIENT CENTRED CARE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM ABC6 CONFERENCE

Highlights from ABC6 Consensus Conference.

Discussant:

R. Haidinger, Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V., Munich, DE

Experts:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

A. Prat, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

S. Paluch Shimon, Hadassah University Hospital - Sharett Institute of Oncology, Jerusalem, IL

31
January 2022

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS AROUND THE WORLD: THE ROLE OF LAW

How are the rights of patients supported around the world?

Discussants:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

H. Jones, McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, Melbourne, AU

Experts:

R. Kitonyo-Devotsu, McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer (Regional Manager for Africa), Nairobi, KE

K. López Cuevas, Cancer Warriors de Mexicoù, Mexico City, MX

A. Mohd Khalib, Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy, Kuala Lumpur, MY

M. Zambon, Europa Donna - The Breast Cancer Coalition, Milan, IT

8
July 2021

HARD-TO-REACH ADVANCED/METASTATIC BREAST CANCER (ABC/MBC) COMMUNITIES TOOLKIT

To address the critical unmet need in access to care for hard-to-reach populations.

Discussant:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

Experts:

B. Addai, Breast Care International (BCI), Kumasi, GH

J. Gligorov, APHP, Tenon Hospital Sorbonne University, Paris, FR

T. Lawrence, WPP, London, UK

A. Platas, Médicos e Investigadores en la Lucha contra el Cáncer de Mama (MILC), Mexico City, MX

J. Taylor, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Saddleworth, UK

27
April 2023

GBCC: Free Online Sessions for Breast Cancer Survivors

30
October 2023
18:00

Breast Cancer Highlights from the ESMO Congress 2023

25
January 2024
18:15 CET

ESO: Highlights of Advanced Breast Cancer - Seventh International Consensus Conference

1
February 2024
18:00 - 19:15 CET

SPCC: Highlights from ABC7 International Consensus Conference

20
April 2024
14:00 - 15:30 CET

Reach to Recovery: It’s more than the cancer: Let’s talk about sexual wellbeing, intimacy, body image, and managing menopause

20
April 2024
14:00 - 15:30 CET

Reach to Recovery: It’s more than the cancer: Let’s talk about sexual wellbeing, intimacy, body image, and managing menopause

1
February 2024
18:00 - 19:15 CET

SPCC: Highlights from ABC7 International Consensus Conference

25
January 2024
18:15 CET

ESO: Highlights of Advanced Breast Cancer - Seventh International Consensus Conference

30
October 2023
18:00

Breast Cancer Highlights from the ESMO Congress 2023

7
September 2023
13:30 - 14:30 CEST

ABC WEB SERIES: MANAGING A PATIENT WITH ADVANCED/METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WITH LEPTOMENINGEAL DISEASE

ABC Webinar Series, running from the 13th October 2022 to the 13th October 2023. This is the sixth webinar. Experts: F. Cardoso, N. Lin, V. Müeller, B. Offersen, C. Myerson

27
April 2023

GBCC: Free Online Sessions for Breast Cancer Survivors

19
September 2022

BREAST CANCER HIGHLIGHTS FOR PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS FROM THE ESMO CONGRESS 2022

14
March 2022

INEQUALITIES AND ACCESSIBILITY: IMPACT FOR ABC/MBC PATIENTS

ABC Global Alliance and SPCC are joining forces on a series of webinars about “Highlights from ABC6 Consensus Conference”.

Discussants:

B. Aguilar Lopez, ULACCAM, Mexico City, MX

A. Eniu, HRC Hopital Riviera-Chablais, Rennaz, CH

Experts:

M. Aapro, Sharing Progress in Cancer Care and Clinique de Genolier, Bellinzona and Genolier, CH

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

R. Sullivan, King's Comprehensive Cancer Centre, London, UK

21
February 2022

PATIENT CENTRED CARE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM ABC6 CONFERENCE

Highlights from ABC6 Consensus Conference.

Discussant:

R. Haidinger, Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V., Munich, DE

Experts:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

A. Prat, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES

S. Paluch Shimon, Hadassah University Hospital - Sharett Institute of Oncology, Jerusalem, IL

31
January 2022

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS AROUND THE WORLD: THE ROLE OF LAW

How are the rights of patients supported around the world?

Discussants:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

H. Jones, McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, Melbourne, AU

Experts:

R. Kitonyo-Devotsu, McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer (Regional Manager for Africa), Nairobi, KE

K. López Cuevas, Cancer Warriors de Mexicoù, Mexico City, MX

A. Mohd Khalib, Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy, Kuala Lumpur, MY

M. Zambon, Europa Donna - The Breast Cancer Coalition, Milan, IT

8
July 2021

HARD-TO-REACH ADVANCED/METASTATIC BREAST CANCER (ABC/MBC) COMMUNITIES TOOLKIT

To address the critical unmet need in access to care for hard-to-reach populations.

Discussant:

F. Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center and ABC Global Alliance, Lisbon, PT

Experts:

B. Addai, Breast Care International (BCI), Kumasi, GH

J. Gligorov, APHP, Tenon Hospital Sorbonne University, Paris, FR

T. Lawrence, WPP, London, UK

A. Platas, Médicos e Investigadores en la Lucha contra el Cáncer de Mama (MILC), Mexico City, MX

J. Taylor, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Saddleworth, UK

ABC International
consensus Conference

Seventh edition

In November 2023, the 7th edition of the international consensus conference on ABC7 took place in Lisbon, with 1000 in-person attendees and 200 online participants from 89 countries. The conference showcased the latest advancements in treatment and care, and an expert panel updated the international guidelines established in previous editions.

Awareness campaigns

What’s it like to live with advanced breast cancer?

Watch as real women with advanced breast cancer (ABC) tell their stories and shed light on the current gaps in ABC care. The short film is subtitled in EN, BG, IT, MS, NL, PT, SP. If you are interested in collaborate to add subtitles in your language please contact info@abcglobalalliance.org

THE TRUTH ABOUT WORKING
with abc

Work can be an integral part of peoples’ wellbeing. For some it’s a passion, while for others it’s simply a way to earn money – but when it comes to advanced breast cancer, everything surrounding work can change. Our Wall of Stories gives people a chance to share the reality about working with advanced breast cancer. Click here for more information.

* The Invisible Woman 2020 survey of 98 women with advanced breast cancer across 8 EU countries.

The other victims of advanced breast cancer

Inspired by not one but too many true stories.

When people are not treated for advanced breast cancer, there are always other victims. Find out what you can do to help everyone get the treatment they deserve.

BE THE CHANGE #actABC

Initiatives

Scientific collaborations

Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer hub

Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer hub

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European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists/Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance quality indicators for metastatic breast cancer care

European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists/Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance quality indicators for metastatic breast cancer care

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Gaps in Care and Support for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer: A Report From the Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance

Gaps in Care and Support for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer: A Report From the Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance

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Development of a QoL tool specific for ABC, in partnership with EORTC Quality of Life and Breast Cancer Groups

Development of a QoL tool specific for ABC, in partnership with EORTC Quality of Life and Breast Cancer Groups

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A multi-stakeholder approach in optimizing patients’ needs in the benefit assessment process of new MBC treatments

A multi-stakeholder approach in optimizing patients’ needs in the benefit assessment process of new MBC treatments

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Addressing disparities and challenges in underserved patient populations with metastatic breast cancer in Europe

Addressing disparities and challenges in underserved patient populations with metastatic breast cancer in Europe

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World Global Cancer Coalitions/Alliances Covid-19 UPDATED Statement

World Global Cancer Coalitions/Alliances Covid-19 UPDATED Statement

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The following scientific collaboration projects are currently in progress:

Project to calculate the financial impact of more flexible labour laws for cancer patients, in collaboration with Lisbon Medical University and Novartis Portugal

Uncovering international disparities in metastatic breast cancer outcomes, in partnership with IARC

Advocacy & Policy Projects

Impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients, in collaboration with Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

Impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients, in collaboration with Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

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Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

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The following advocacy & policy projects are currently in progress:
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Scientific collaborations

A multi-stakeholder approach in optimizing patients’ needs in the benefit assessment process of new MBC treatments

A multi-stakeholder approach in optimizing patients’ needs in the benefit assessment process of new MBC treatments

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Addressing disparities and challenges in underserved patient populations with metastatic breast cancer in Europe

Addressing disparities and challenges in underserved patient populations with metastatic breast cancer in Europe

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World Global Cancer Coalitions/Alliances Covid-19 UPDATED Statement

World Global Cancer Coalitions/Alliances Covid-19 UPDATED Statement

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Development of a QoL tool specific for ABC, in partnership with EORTC Quality of Life and Breast Cancer Groups

Development of a QoL tool specific for ABC, in partnership with EORTC Quality of Life and Breast Cancer Groups

View
Gaps in Care and Support for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer: A Report From the Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance

Gaps in Care and Support for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer: A Report From the Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance

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European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists/Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance quality indicators for metastatic breast cancer care

European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists/Advanced Breast Cancer Global Alliance quality indicators for metastatic breast cancer care

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Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer hub

Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer hub

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The following scientific collaboration projects are currently in progress:

Project to calculate the financial impact of more flexible labour laws for cancer patients, in collaboration with Lisbon Medical University and Novartis Portugal

Uncovering international disparities in metastatic breast cancer outcomes, in partnership with IARC

Advocacy & Policy Projects

Impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients, in collaboration with Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

Impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer patients, in collaboration with Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

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Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

Transforming Breast Cancer Together working group

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The following advocacy & policy projects are currently in progress:
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Support

Direct support to members

Transfer of Knowledge and skills in breast cancer care, Timor Leste, in collaboration with ESO and Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia.

Donation of items that can help patients in keep living life with dignity despite the physical side effects and symptoms of their cancer (i.e. wigs, prosthesis, bras, scarves), in collaboration with Brustkrebs Deutschland e.V. (German Breast Cancer Association). Donations received by our members in: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ukrainian patients relocated in Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Uruguay.

Travel grants & financial support

A limited number of travel grants/financial support for registrations to virtual congresses are made available by the ABC Global Alliance for its members to attend international conferences. Travel grants will be assigned on a competitive basis. In order to give the possibility to all members to benefit from this initiative each member will not be entitled to have more than 1 travel grant assigned every 2 years.
13 - 17
September 2024
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Barcelona, ES
ESMO Congress 2024
ESMO Congress 2024
17 - 19
September 2024
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Geneva, SW
UICC WCC 2024
UICC WCC 2024

ABC GLOBAL ALLIANCE NEWS

Younger women with advanced breast cancer needlessly excluded from treatment trials

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Combined therapies increase side effects for patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

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Exercise can counteract treatment side-effects and improve cardiovascular fitness in women with advanced breast Cancer

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Deterioration of patients' quality of life is delayed if progression of advanced or metastatic breast cancer is delayed

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Background Media Information: ABC Global Alliance

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Global status of mbc/abc 2005-2015 decade Report

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