OCT 11, 2018 01:30 PM PDT

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

C.E. CREDITS: P.A.C.E. CE | Florida CE
Speakers
  • Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery (Surgical Oncology Section), University of Washington School of Medicine
    Biography
      Dr. Anderson's is an internationally recognized leader in global cancer control. With joint appointments at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Division of Public Health Sciences and the UW Department of Global Health, Dr. Anderson created in 2002 and continues to chair the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), a unique program to develop "resource-stratified" guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2011 the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) awarded Dr. Anderson their Partners in Progress Award and in 2013 the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) awarded him their 2013 Inspiration Award, recognizing his dedicated efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of breast cancer care around the globe. Since 2012, Dr. Anderson has served on the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Dr. Anderson now co-chairs the Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5 (BCI2.5), a global campaign to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes for 2.5 million women between now and 2025.

    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


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