Experts to discuss metastatic breast cancer

Breast Cancer Trials to host metastatic breast cancer panel discussion

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SENSITIVE TOPIC: Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson will be a panelist at an upcoming Q and A on metastatic breast cancer.

SENSITIVE TOPIC: Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson will be a panelist at an upcoming Q and A on metastatic breast cancer.

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Experts will discuss the sensitive topic of breast cancer in an upcoming online forum.

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Oncology research organisation Breast Cancer Trials will address the sensitive topic of metastatic breast cancer during an online Q and A session on February 7.

The session will take place from 5-6.30pm and will be hosted by journalist Annabel Crabb.

Metastatic breast cancer is the term for breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body, including the bones, liver, brain or lungs.

It is estimated that 5-10 per cent of people diagnosed with breast cancer each year will have metastatic breast cancer, also sometimes known as advanced or secondary cancer.

Around 20-30 per cent of people diagnosed with early breast cancer will go on to develop metastatic disease.

The Q and A session will feature an expert panel, including professor Sarah-Jane Dawson and Doctor Shom Goel from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Other panelists include Flinders University clinical psychologist professor Lisa Beatty and metastatic breast cancer patient Brenda Theakstone.

The panel will discuss the latest in research for metastatic breast cancer, as well as the psychological impacts of this disease and participation in clinical trials.

Participants can register and submit questions for the panel for the event by clicking HERE

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