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Breast cancer in young women
ESO-ESMO BCY Conferences

Added: Saturday 17 February 2018

Have you signed up for BCY4 yet?

The ESO-ESMO BCY4 (Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference) will take place on 6-8 October in Lugano, Switzerland.

EONS has had the privilege of being part of the ESO BCY conferences in the past and cancer nurses are again warmly invited to attend.

The sessions include a widespread selection of topics: Epidemiology of early and advanced disease, biology, hereditary breast cancer, diagnostic tools and challenges, loco-regional therapy, systemic therapy, psychosocial aspects and survivorship.

This year EONS past-president Yvonne Wengstrom will be the EONS invited speaker – on Supportive Care and Rehabilitation.

In a very fast changing oncology world, a goal of BCY4 will again include a consensus session that will form the basis for a consensus guidelines manuscript to be published after the conference.

As in BCY3, BCY4 also offers a workshop for patient advocates to discuss and present their personal issues and wishes.

Dr Olivia Pagani, conference chairperson states: “Breast cancer in young women is a complex disease, occurring when these women are at the peak of their reproductive years, family life and careers. Because there are many fewer patients with breast cancer of this age, compared with that of older women, treatment has been based on scientific data from clinical trials conducted on older women. Many aspects of the disease, treatments and consequences are poorly understood in this group.”

The ESO-ESMO BCY3 (Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference) took place in 2016. A total of 357 participants from many nations were there to hear about the most up-dated information. These conferences highlight the importance of multi-disciplinary management.

Helene Rundqvist from the Karolinska University, Sweden, was the invited speaker in the EONS Nursing Session. Her topic, research on physical activity was very timely and is today recognised as a very important aspect in survivorship issues.