The EBCC-13 scientific committee, together with the local organising committee, has designed a comprehensive, interactive and educational programme to cover key issues in multidisciplinary breast cancer care.

In 1998, the European Breast Cancer Conference was set up to provide a platform for breast cancer specialists and patients to discuss the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care. It provided the specialists with the latest updates in treatment. It was the first conference of its kind, which had a patient advocacy organisation as a partner, ensuring that latest information reached the patients. EBCC-13 Face to Face Conference will be in Barcelona, Spain next 16 November to 18 November 2022.

The EBCC 13 Manifesto will focus on “How to control the ‘epidemic’ of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM)”.  Today more and more women are asking for CPM following a breast cancer diagnosis. This creates an uneasy balance for surgeons as they must respect patients’ fears as well as their wishes, but they must also maintain the principle of Primum non Nocere. Many times, the patient’s anxiety and fear of recurrence in the contralateral breast leads them to ask for CPM as they believe that this will reduce their risk despite the lack of evidence for improved outcomes for survival.

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Sources : European Breast Cancer Conference