New Frontiers for Fairer Breast Cancer Care in a Globalized World

Didier Verhoeven, Claudia Allemani, Cary Kaufman, Sabine Siesling, Manuela Joore, Etienne Brain, Mauricio Magalhães Costa

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Abstract

In early 2020, the book "Breast cancer: Global Quality Care" was published by Oxford University Press. In the year since then, publications, interviews (by ecancer), presentations, webinars, and virtual congress have been organized to disseminate further the main message of the project: "A call for Fairer Breast Cancer Care for all Women in a Globalized World." Special attention is paid to increasing the "value-based healthcare" putting the patient in the center of the care pathway and sharing information on high-quality integrated breast cancer care. Specific recommendations are made considering the local resource facilities. The multidisciplinary breast conference is considered "the jewel in the crown" of the integrated practice unit, connecting multiple specializations and functions concerned with patients with breast cancer. Management and coordination of medical expertise, facilities, and their interfaces are highly recommended. The participation of two world-leading cancer research programs, the CONCORD program and Breast Health Global Initiative, in this project has been particularly important. The project is continuously under review with feedback from the faculty. The future plan is to arrive at an openaccess publication that is freely available to all interested people. This project is designed to help ease the burden and suffering of women with breast cancer across the globe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-94
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Breast Health
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • COST
  • HEALTH
  • Quality
  • RESOURCE
  • breast cancer
  • global health
  • innovation
  • value

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