EUROPA DONNA recommends that advocates become knowledgeable about evidence-based guidelines and learn about current best practices. In this way we can advocate for appropriate services and methods of support for MBC patients. Below is a list of some recent MBC guidelines:
International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer:
The International Consensus Conference for Advanced Breast Cancer is a major international breast cancer conference held biennially in Lisbon, Portugal. Its primary aim is the development of international consensus guidelines for the management of ABC patients. Representatives of breast cancer patient advocacy groups are invited to participate in the conference and to actively contribute to the scientific programme and the consensus session. The guidelines developed following ABC1, ABC2 and ABC3 can be found here: http://www.abc-lisbon.org/
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a professional organization representing physicians of all oncology sub-specialties who care for people with cancer; its mission is to conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care. ASCO develops and publishes clinical practice guidelines, provisional clinical opinions, and guideline endorsements, providing evidence-based recommendations to serve as a guide for doctors and outline appropriate methods of treatment and care. The following are links to several ASCO guidelines publications on Metastatic Breast Cancer:
Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy for Women with Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative (or unknown) Advanced Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline
September 2, 2014
*Please note: EUROPA DONNA is Europe’s breast cancer advocacy organization and does not make treatment recommendations or endorse any specific treatment modalities. Treatment options should always be discussed with your health care provider.