OCT 11, 2018 1:30 PM PDT

Breast Cancer as a Global Disease: Are We Up to The Challenge?

Speaker
  • Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery (Surgical Oncology Section), University of Washington School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY

Abstract

As the most common female malignancy, breast cancer is the most likely reason that a woman will die of cancer around the world. Breast cancer mortality has dropped in the U.S. by 35% since 1990 due to improved early detection and timely treatment.  By contrast, most breast cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries (LMICs).  The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) developed resource-stratified guidelines as a framework for breast cancer management in limited resource environments.  Pilot studies from Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa use implementation research methods to demonstrate best practices that improve outcome despite resource constraints. “Phased implementation” is a novel approach to guide strategic program development to save breast cancer lives.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Understand why breast cancer mortality has dropped in the U.S. by 35% since 1990
2. Understand why breast cancer is the most likely reason that a woman will die of cancer around the world


Show Resources
You May Also Like
MAY 17, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
MAY 17, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
Date: May 17, 2022 Time: 9:00am (PDT), 12:00pm (EDT), 8:00pm (CEST) Gene therapeutics have great potential to treat many severe diseases in an unprecedented, targeted manner. The biopharmace...
JUN 28, 2022 7:00 AM PDT
JUN 28, 2022 7:00 AM PDT
Date: June 28, 2022 Time: 3:00pm (BST), 4:00pm (CET), 9:00am (CST), 7am (PST) Light-sheet microscopy is an extremely versatile imaging technique with a vast range of implementations that are...
JUN 21, 2022 6:00 AM PDT
JUN 21, 2022 6:00 AM PDT
Date: June 21, 2022 Time: 6:00am (PDT), 9:00am (EDT), 3:00pm (CEST) The global understanding and practice of medicine is currently undergoing a revolutionary change. This shift to precision...
SEP 13, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
SEP 13, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
Date: September 13, 2022 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00am (EDT), 5:00pm (CEST) Preparedness against pandemic diseases demands rapid-response vaccine technology and ready-to-use analytical methods...
MAR 16, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
MAR 16, 2022 8:00 AM PDT
Date: March 16, 2022 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00am (EDT), 5:00pm (CET) Handling of potent and/or hazardous substances is commonplace in sev.....
AUG 16, 2022 11:00 AM PDT
AUG 16, 2022 11:00 AM PDT
Date: August 16, 2022 Time: 11:00am (PDT), 2:00pm (EDT), 8:00pm (CEST) Understanding genomic variation in the context of cancer is paramount to identifying disease drivers and informing pers...
OCT 11, 2018 1:30 PM PDT

Breast Cancer as a Global Disease: Are We Up to The Challenge?



Show Resources
Loading Comments...
Show Resources