Join an expert panel of oncology doctors and an NBCF patient advocate for a free hour-long interactive educational session on March 11th at 12:00 PM
FRISCO, TEXAS — March 4, 2021 — On March 11 at 12:00 PM, Ricki Fairley, CEO and Co-Founder, TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, moderates an expert panel featuring Dr. Tina Traina, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Dr. Lori Wilson, Howard University Hospital, who will discuss risk factors for TNBC that can affect diagnosis and treatment of Black women and other racial/ethnic minorities.
Panelists will also explain how all patients with TNBC can advocate for themselves, understand their treatment options and associated side effects, and recognize the possible benefits of clinical-trial participation for women who are disproportionately affected by this aggressive form of breast cancer.
For many patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), deep racial and ethnic differences in care and outcomes remain. At the same time, medical advances have shown how treatment resistance arises in TNBC and the role of genetic testing in the decision-making process. Newly available therapies can offer hope to those facing locally advanced or metastatic TNBC, so it is important that the barriers to accessing such treatments must be addressed.
“Understanding prognosis, recurrence, and treatment options for triple-negative breast cancer is vital to patient outcomes,” says NBCF Chief Program Officer, Douglas Feil. “This expert panel will help patients better understand triple-negative and build trust in clinical trial participation – a major obstacle to those facing disparities in healthcare.”
For more information or to register, visit: TNBC Panel Event
Ashley Miller, National Breast Cancer Foundation
Becky Goplin, PlatformQ Health
About National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 15 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, breast health education, and patient support programs. For more information, please visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
PlatformQ Health is the leading provider of interactive digital medical education for clinicians, patients, and caregivers. To improve patient care, PlatformQ Health Education creates video-first educational modules with premier partners, so learners can better understand conditions, available treatment options, and the latest research. The company’s proprietary platform allows participants to engage in real-time discussion with scientific, research, and patient care experts.