Breast Medicine Now Webinar

Joining the webinar (instructions & access details below)

Thank you so much for joining the Pink Ribbon Breast Medicine Now Webinar event on 16th March 2022 – The link below to join the Zoom webinar will be open for attendees from 11:30am.


Please use this link to join the Zoom webinar:

Meeting ID: 459 827 9780

Passcode: XM018L

Many thanks for registering for this exciting and important event in the Pink Ribbon calendar.

For any questions on the webinar please contact: Pink Ribbon, publishing director, Gerard Dugdill,

Project Manager, Anna Parsec,

Streaming the webinar via Facebook & YouTube

We will be streaming the webinar live via Facebook and YouTube, however, we recommend joining the webinar via zoom so that you can ask questions and have your say.

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Recording the Webinar

We will record the webinar for you to watch and distrubute to friends, family and colleagues afterwards.

The recording will be avaialble via the Pink Ribbon YouTube channel: –

Webinar Time Table

Date: Wednesday 16th March 2022
Time: 11:40 – 14:50 (GMT)
Format: Free online Zoom webinar

11:40 – 12:10 SESSION ONE: Where are we now?

Welcome and introduction. Gerard Dugdill, publishing director, Pink Ribbon; hand over to chair: Dr Kathleen Thompson, pharmaceutical physician and author, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope – Getting Through Breast Cancer By A Doctor Who Knows.

  1. Pandemic-related issues: (a) screening, diagnosis and treatment of primary breast cancer and (b) diagnosis, continuing monitoring and treatment of secondary breast cancer
  2. Pre-existing issues: lack of innovative new therapy for secondary breast cancer (still classed as ‘incurable’)

Experiences from the Royal Liverpool: screening levels, delays and the “worried well”: some practical advice.

Geraldine Mitchell, consultant breast surgeon; with perspectives from Cancer Alliance

12:10 – 12:20 Q&A
12:20 – 13:00 SESSION TWO: Further international perspectives

Where is the policy headed – EU perspective?  Perspectives from a European clinic. Intro to clinic and proton therapy, referrals, current status of treatments in EU, collaboration.

Vladimír Vondráček, Vlastimil Roun & colleagues, Proton Therapy Clinic, Prague, Czech Republic

The view from Africa: what’s happened, what needs to happen?

Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe, consultant breast surgeon and advocate, Peace & Love hospitals, Ghana, Africa

13.00 – 13:10 Q&A
13:10 – 13:40 Lunch break.
Networking and messaging will be available on the open link
13:40 – 14:10 SESSION THREE: Towards future therapies

Where do things stand, what do we need?

Jo Taylor, ABC Diagnosis

Drug markers and trials: towards a more robust system

Dr Aleksandra Filipovic
Honorary Clinical Research Fellow
Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College, London

14:10 – 14:15 Q&A
14:15 – 14:40 SESSION FOUR: New challenges

What does “palliative chemotherapy” mean in the modern era, a trans-Atlantic perspective?

Alfred Neugut, Myron M Studner professor of cancer research (in medicine) and professor epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center


Dr Chris Twelves, Professor of Clinical Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology, Leeds Institute of Medical Research, University of Leeds    Hon Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director, Leeds NIHR Clinical Research Facility, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

New challenges for the voluntary sector – a system fit for purpose

Professor J Michael Dixon, OBE
Professor of Surgery & Consultant Surgeon
Clinical Director, Edinburgh Breast Cancer Now Research Group

14.40 – 14:50 Q&A
14.50 CLOSE


Meet The Speakers

Excellent line-up of speakers to discuss such important topics for the Breast Medicine Now Webinar.

Webinar Speakers For Breast-Medicine Now 16 March 2022

Webinar Speakers For Breast-Medicine Now 16 March 2022

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