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20 Feb 2020
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia

PUBLIC LECTURE: Improving breast cancer outcomes: past, present and future

The VCCC is delighted to join with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to present a special public lecture, exploring the past, present and future of breast cancer treatment.

International guest speaker: Dr Eric Winer, MD, Director, Division of Breast Oncology Center, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer for women in Victoria, accounting for 29 per cent of all cancers for women. Although mortality rates are slowly declining, it was still the second ranking cause of cancer death for Victorian women in 2018.

Dr Eric Winer is one of the world's foremost breast cancer specialists. A medical oncologist, Dr Winer has designed and conducted clinical trials that have changed clinical practice and paved the way toward more personalised treatment of patients with breast cancer. 

Hosted by Kirsten Pilatti, CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia, the forum will examine how far we have come with breast cancer research and treatment over the last 30 years and what we need to do to overcome this complex disease in the future.

All welcome for this special FREE public lecture to be held at the VCCC building, Parkville. 

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Speaker profiles

eric p winer sog 4936Dr Eric Winer, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston MA, USA

Dr Winer received his MD from Yale University in 1983, and later completed training in internal medicine and served as chief resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He subsequently was a fellow in haematology-oncology at Duke University Medical Centre, and from 1989 to 1997 served on the Duke faculty, where he became codirector of the multidisciplinary breast program. In 1997, he joined Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber, where he is director of the Breast Oncology Centre.

Kirsten Pilatti
Chief Executive Officer, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Kirsten was appointed CEO of BCNA in March 2018. She has an exceptional understanding of the cancer sector having spent over a decade at BCNA and five years at Cancer Council Victoria where she was responsible for delivering communications and campaigns around prevention messages.

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