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ONLINE EVENT: Breast Cancer in Young Women Workshop for Patients and Patient Advocates

Not eligible for ESCO credits



Breast cancer


Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we have decided that the Workshop will be held online.

O. Pagani, CH

Young women with breast cancer face a complex and somewhat poorly understood disease, occurring when they also handle family duties and planning, and professional careers. In addition, young women have many years ahead of them to suffer the potential long-term effects of treatment and specific survivorship issues (fertility and job among others).

The challenging international health situation forced us to turn the in-person BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS SYMPOSIUM into a virtual event.

We decided to include in the virtual symposium also the 2nd patient-oriented workshop to provide patients and advocates appropriate, updated and comprehensive information to help them make informed decisions and promote appropriate care in their countries of origin.

We have done our best to design and build a virtual workshop able to keep an interactive, international, and collaborative approach.

We hope that many patients and advocates will decide to join us online and profit of this opportunity to better understand and discuss the challenges of this disease.

Olivia Pagani
Chair of the Workshop

The Patient Workshop is an
ESO-ESMO joint event


The Patient Workshop is supported by
Anna dai Capelli Corti




Gabriella Bianchi Micheli, Southern Switzerland Breast Center (CSSI), Oncology Dpt., Viganello, CH
Fatima Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center, Breast Unit, Lisbon, PT
Rossella Graffeo, Senology Center of Southern Switzerland (CSSI) / Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Medical Oncology Dpt., Viganello, Lugano, CH
Francesco Meani, Cantonal Hospital (EOC), Senology Center of Southern Switzerland (CSSI), Viganello, CH
Jennifer Merschdorf, Young Survival Coalition, Patient Advocacy Dpt., New York, US
Olivia Pagani, Geneva University Hospitals, Medical School, Geneva, CH
Ann H. Partridge, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Breast Oncology Dpt. and Adult Survivorship Programme, New Bedford, US
Giancarlo Pruneri, National Cancer Institute, IRCCS Foundation, Pathology Dpt., Milano, IT
Antonella Richetti, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Radiation Oncology Dept., Bellinzona, CH
Lorenzo Rossi, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Oncology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Elzbieta Senkus, Medical University of Gdansk, Dept. of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Gdansk, PL
Tanja Spanic, Europa Donna Slovenia, Patient Advocacy Dpt., Ljubljana, SI
Valerio Arcangelo Vitale, Cantonal Hospital (EOC), Radiology Dpt., Viganello Lugano, CH

General information


Organisation and Programme
Francesca Marangoni (1)
email: fmarangoni@eso.net
phone: +39 02 85464525

Dolores Knupfer (2)
email: dknupfer@eso.net
phone: +41 91 8200952

Corinne Hall (1)
email: chall@eso.net
phone: +41 91 8200958

(1) European School of Oncology, Via Turati 29, 20123 Milan, Italy
(2) European School of Oncology, Piazza Indipendenza 2, 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland

The official language will be English. No translation will be provided.

Participants will be issued a certificate of attendance.

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3 October

Chairs: Olivia Pagani, CH - Ann H. Partridge, US
 12:05Diagnostic challenges
Valerio Arcangelo Vitale, CH
 12:20Principles of genetic predisposition and counselling
Rossella Graffeo, CH
 12:40Strategies for patients’ and family support
Gabriella Bianchi Micheli, CH
 13:00The importance of multidisciplinary care
Ann H. Partridge, US
 13:20How to interpret the pathology report
Giancarlo Pruneri, IT
Gabriella Bianchi Micheli, CH - Rossella Graffeo, CH - Olivia Pagani, CH - Ann H. Partridge, US - Giancarlo Pruneri, IT - Valerio Arcangelo Vitale, CH
Chairs: Fatima Cardoso, PT - Olivia Pagani, CH
 14:35Principles of radiation therapy
Antonella Richetti, CH
 14:55Principles of systemic therapies in early breast cancer and management of early and late treatment side effects
Elzbieta Senkus, PL
 15:25Principles of systemic therapies in advanced breast cancer
Fatima Cardoso, PT
 15:45Principles of surgery
Francesco Meani, CH
 16:05Principles of clinical research
Lorenzo Rossi, CH
Fatima Cardoso, PT - Francesco Meani, CH - Olivia Pagani, CH - Antonella Richetti, CH - Lorenzo Rossi, CH - Elzbieta Senkus, PL
17:15Project 528 - A Global Needs Assessment
Discussant: S.Lewis, US
Chairs: Jennifer Merschdorf, US - Tanja Spanic, SI