Thanks to forum day one attendees; see you day 2


A BIG thanks to all attendees on day one of the breast cancer forum held recently at the royal society of medicine. Thanks also to the royal college of pathologists, for the middle pathology section, also to all our supporters of the day.

Please email for any slides information.

Here’s a quick reminder to come along to day 2, at The Royal Society (ie, Carlton House Terrace, different venue) on 31 October 2018, for our programme looking at screening, hormone replacement therapy and intraoperative radiotherapy.

Space is anticipated to be a little limited, so early booking is advisable.

For full info, including the programme and booking, please visit here.

Mr Gerard Dugdill, Publishing Director, Pink Ribbon

Date: Friday 14 September 2018 Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

An introduction to a modern breast cancer charity Mrs Wendy Watson, Founder, National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

Introductory speech Dr Virginia Kaklamani, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio

Who gets breast cancer? Professor Gareth Evans, Professor, Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Breast cancer risk, hormones and prevention Professor Mitch Dowsett, Professor, Biochemical Endocrinology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Royal College of Pathologists: Welcome and introduction Dr Rachael Liebmann, Consultant Histopathologist and Deputy Medical Director, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Vice President for Communications, The Royal College of Pathologists

Not all Breast Cancers are the Same: International Comparisons between Egypt, India, Nigeria and the UK Dr Abeer Shabaan, Consultant Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Breast Subspecialty Lead, West Midlands Clinical Research Network

Kenya: Evidence, Research, Challenges and Solutions Dr Shahin Sayed, Consultant Histopathologist, Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi Secretary-General, College of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa

Sudan: Improving Access to Testing and Treatment – Khartoum Breast Care Centre Dr Hania Morsi Fadl OBE, Consultant Radiologist, Founder and Chief Executive, Khartoum Breast Care Centre

Iraq: Comparative Behaviour Of Breast Cancer among Iraqi and British Patients Dr Nada Al Alwan (MD, PhD), Professor of Pathology, University of Baghdad, Founding Director, National Cancer Research Centre/Program

From left to right: Dr Nada Al Alwan (MD, PhD), Dr Abeer Shabaan, Dr Rachael Liebmann, Mr Gerard Dugdill, visitor, Dr Shahin Sayed, Dr Hania Morsi Fadl OBE

Question and answer session

Key challenges in metastic breast cancer: Triple negative disease and brain metastases Professor Chris Twelves, Professor, Clinical Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology, Leeds Institute of Cancer Studies and Pathology, University of Leeds

Surgical considerations: Enhanced recovery and day case management Dr Jo Marsden, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Male breast cancer Miss Tasha Gandamihardja, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Broomfield Hospital

Pregnancy and breast cancer: A research outline Dr Neha Tabassum, PhD Research Scholar, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Genetic counselling: A counsellor-patient interaction Ms Vicki Kiesel, GeneHealth UK

Genetic counselling: A counsellor-patient interaction Ms Vicki Kiesel, GeneHealth UK and Margaret Parker

Mental health: Right from diagnosis Ms Annie Belasco, Cancer Survivor and Author

Mental health: Right from diagnosis Ms Annie Belasco, Cancer Survivor and Author

Mr Gerard Dugdill, Publishing Director, Pink Ribbon and Dr Kath Thompson, Breast Cancer Veteran, Pharmaceutical Physician and Author of ‘From Both Ends of the Stethoscope’


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Pink Ribbon is the new global charity seeking to make breast cancer-related deaths are a thing of the past. It focuses on political lobbying and campaigning, and the showcase Pink Ribbon awards. Global MD Gerard Dugdill

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