NZBCF hosts special event for patients at visiting breast cancer medical conference

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation hosted a special information day, designed for breast cancer patients, as part of the 2nd Australasian Congress - Advances and Controversies in Breast Cancer (ABC2) on Sunday 10 July 2016 at the Langham Hotel Auckland.

International speakers from multiple disciplines in breast cancer research and treatment, presented a programme of talks to share the highlights from the main conference, as well as information and updates from a New Zealand perspective; specifically targeted for women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, or those who have recently completed treatment.

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Over 200 guests from all over the country gathered for the seminar of speakers and were treated to a brunch kindly sponsored by the Langham Hotel. Guest MC was popular radio host Lorna Subritzky, with international speakers Dr Krishna Clough, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Paris, France; Prof Andy Evans, Breast Radiologist, Dundee, UK; Prof Pamela Munster, Medical Oncologist, San Francisco, USA. Local experts were Dr Maria Pearse, Radiation Oncologist, Auckland; Dr Trevor Chan, Radiologist, Auckland; Dr Sheridan Wilson, Oncologist, Auckland; and Kaytee Boyd, Nutritionist, Auckland.

For a summary of the main messages, see 8 Key Messages from the Consumer/Patient Day.

Prof. Andy Evans, Breast Radiologist (UK) - How should we treat small, low-risk cancers found on a mammogram?

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