GRANADA, 21 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) –
A workshop on comprehensive care for patients with metastatic breast cancer has brought together professionals from family medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, oncology nursing, pathology, palliative care, hospital pharmacy, physiotherapy, psycho-oncology, nutrition from the Andalusian Health Service and representatives of the Spanish Association of Metastatic Breast Cancer.
The meeting, as reported by the Andalusian School of Public Health in a press release on Tuesday, had the objective of “establishing a joint strategy for the comprehensive care approach for people with metastatic breast cancer, a pathology they present” between the five and six percent of new breast cancer diagnoses and “to which up to 30 percent of people with an early diagnosis progress.”
In the ‘CuidaMMos’ workshop, the group of experts has not only been able to learn about the needs of patients with metastatic breast cancer and the importance of introducing supportive care from diagnosis, emphasizing the role of oncology nursing, but also They have also addressed how to establish a joint strategy between Oncology and the Primary and Palliative Care teams for the implementation of this care.
Dr. Inmaculada Vázquez Cruz, general director of Humanization, Planning, Coordination and Care of the Andalusian Health Service, has pointed out that, despite the advances in the early diagnosis of breast cancer, within the framework of the Andalusian Cancer Strategy , “there are patients who develop metastatic disease, a situation in which we work on various aspects, such as access to new drugs and techniques.”
For her part, the director of Oncology Access at Daiichi Sankyo Spain, Concha Martínez Cano, also present at the welcome, pointed out that, in addition to professionals, “people with metastatic breast cancer need industry and institutions to join forces to care for their needs in an adequate and precise way at all times”.
For this reason, in the Daiichi Sankyo-AstraZeneca Alliance “we support initiatives such as ‘CuidaMMos’, which helps us all know the reality of where we are starting from and what we can contribute together to build an action plan aligned with the Cancer Strategy in Andalusia”.
The scientific coordinators of the meeting, held in Seville, were doctors María José Sánchez Pérez, scientific director of ibs.Granada, and Pilar Navarro, both professors at the Andalusian School of Public Health, and Ana Casas.