On September 27, 2012, the Cancer Support Community hosted an informative webinar, Frankly Speaking About Advanced Breast Cancer: Improving Patient-Provider Communication and Shared Decision Making to improve communication between patients with advanced breast cancer and their health care providers. Geared towards allied health professions, the webinar discussed physical and psychosocial issues typically experienced by patients with metastatic breast cancer, factors that they often consider when making treatment decisions, as well as successful decision support and treatment counseling programs to assist them in prioritizing their concerns and treatment goals so they can make more informed treatment decisions. The webinar featured an esteemed panel of professionals with rich experience and insights into this aspect of patient care. They include:
- Lidia Schapira, MD, Staff Oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston
- Erica A Fischer, MSN, RN, CBCN, Breast Cancer Medicine Clinical Nurse Specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
- Margaret Stauffer, MFT, is Vice President & Program Director at the Cancer Support Community, San Francisco Bay Area
For additional resources for health professionals and patients with metastatic breast cancer, be sure to check out:
This program is made possible with the support of Celgene.