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Breast health summit follows ASCO in Chicago

International summit, June 9-11, will address optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries

April 5, 2010
 Dr. Ben Anderson and Leslie Sullivan

The Hutchinson Center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure co-sponsor the Breast Health Global Initiative, overseen by Dr. Ben Anderson, chair and director, and Leslie Sullivan, senior program manager.

Photo by Dean Forbes

The Breast Health Global Initiative and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology will convene a BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11 in Chicago. National and international organizations will collaborate to address the optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries.

The summit, themed “Optimizing Health Care Delivery,” is endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and will follow the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago to allow for dual participation.

The meeting features international breast cancer advocacy presentations, scientific presentations highlighting health care delivery and successful pilot projects, open panel discussions, parallel workshops and poster presentations. Model approaches to breast health care improvement will be developed during the conference. 

"The resource level available for optimizing health care delivery within a country or community is a critical component of implementation that has not been directly addressed by other health care guidelines," said the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Dr. Ben Anderson, chair and director of the BHGI.

The BHGI is co-sponsored by the Hutchinson Center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

For information and meeting registration, visit the BHGI’s Web site.


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