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The Global Surgery Foundation and UNITAR are pleased to host a special webinar as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer continues to be a major global health challenge, claiming the lives of more than 685’000 women in 2020, globally. WHO estimates that almost 50% of breast cancer cases are in developing countries. The growing disease burden of cancers in low-income and limited resource settings is a clear call for action to improve health outcomes and increase access to treatment options. Surgical care is the foundation of the treatment options for breast cancers and has been proven to be highly effective, especially when the disease is diagnosed early.

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and UNITAR and the Global Surgery Foundation join forces in hosting this webinar. Join us and learn more about the role of surgery in breast cancer care, how we can improve health outcomes and how we can continue to improve access to treatment in low-income and resource-limited settings.

Guiding questions:

1) What role does surgical care play in breast cancer care?
2) How can a value-based healthcare approach improve health outcomes for breast cancer?
3) How can we improve access to surgical care in low-income and resource-limited settings?

After the event, participants will be able to:

- Understand the importance of timely access to surgical care for breast cancer treatment;
- Identify opportunities for improving health outcomes for breast cancer through a value-based healthcare approach, particularly in low resource settings;
- Expand networks and identify partners with expertise to assist in raising awareness for breast cancer.

Oct 19, 2021 03:00 PM in Zurich

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