LISBON, Portugal, October 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
A multi-stakeholder initiative setting out 10 goals to changethe future of advanced breast cancer by 2025
The Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) Global Alliance has launched the ABC Global Charter[i] , a bold new initiative setting
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Much progress has been made in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of early breast cancer, however major gaps still exist in the treatment and management of ABC and median survival has remained stubbornly stuck at two to three years after diagnosis, with 50% of cases and 58% of deaths occurring in less developed countries.
"The care of ABC has lagged behind that of early breast cancer with too many people still dying too early and change is urgently needed", comments Fatima Cardoso, director of the Breast Unit, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon, Portugal and Chair of the ABC Global Alliance. "The ABC Global Charter is an ambitious charter for change. Our goal is to unite the ABC community to work together towards common, achievable goals at international and local levels."
The Charter centres on 10 Actions for Change addressing gaps in ABC research, ABC patient care and ABC in society as identified by the Global Status of Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer: 2005-2015 Decade Report[ii] which led to the preliminary mBC Vision 2025 'Call-to-Action'.
The 10 Actions for Change:
The Actions for Change will be discussed in detail at the first ABC Global Alliance meeting on 4-5 November 2017 in Lisbon which follows the ABC4 Conference.
For more details see www.abcglobalalliance.org
i. ABC Global Charter.http://www.abcglobalalliance.org/abc-global-alliance-charter/ ii. Pfizer Inc. Global Status of Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer: 2005-2015 Decade Report. http://breastcancervision.com. Published March 2016 Accessed [March 2017]
Roberta Ventura Managing Coordinator ABC Global Alliance Telephone: +41-91-820-0957 Email: [email protected]
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