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Quality of Care Improvement in MBC Patients Investigators Meeting

08.11.2023 - 08.11.2023Lisbon, PT


In 2020/2021 Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants (Pfizer) collaborated on the “Improving Care of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Patients in Europe – 2020/2021 RFP” Project.

The purpose of the initiative – sponsored by Pfizer in partnership with SPCC - was to encourage institutes to submit proposals describing concepts and ideas to improve the quality of care of metastatic breast cancer patients in health systems, cancer care centres or networks.  The RFP sought to provide funding to projects that, ultimately, were aimed at helping health care providers deliver the best treatment to each patient at the optimal time.

The RFP was open to investigators from European institutions and networks (both members and non-members of OECI) and the operational project execution stage played out over two years.

After months of evaluation and study of submitted proposals, the seven winning projects were selected and awarded a grant.

More information about this project is available here.

Given the crucial importance of the projects, a one-day event will be organised in Lisbon on 8 November 2023 to bring together representatives of the seven winning institutes.

Aim of the Meeting

Representatives appointed by the winning institutes will present to colleagues, Expert Panel Reviewers, Pfizer and SPCC Management a summary of their work, focusing on the most important highlights and giving updates on the latest developments of their projects.

The event will be held behind closed doors and the outcome will later be made public via the SPCC website.


Wednesday 8 November 2023


Lisbon, Portugal


The Quality of Care Improvement in MBC Patients  Investigators Meeting will be held in Lisbon on the eve of the ABC7 Consensus Conference (9-11 November 2023) organised by ABC Global Alliance and chaired by Dr Fatima Cardoso.

Organising Secretariat

Sharing Progress in Cancer Care
Via Vincenzo Vela, 6
6500 Bellinzona – Switzerland

Annalisa Musco
annalisa.musco@spcc.net - Tel: +39 331 6832686


Sharing Progress in Cancer Care wishes to express its appreciation to Pfizer Inc. for its independent support through an unrestricted grant.

08 November

09:00Welcome and introduction
Aapro Matti, CH - Presti Pietro, CH
09:20Europa Donna - Highlights and updates of the project: “Europa Donna Advocacy for Quality of Care Improvement in Patients with MBC”
Zambon Marzia, IT
09:50Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO) - Highlights and updates of the project: “Enhancing Therapy Adherence Among Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer”
Masiero Marianna Agnese, IT
10:20Coffee break
10:40European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) - Highlights and updates of the project: “ABC4Nurses: Quality of Care Improvement in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients”
Wiseman Theresa, UK
11:10Hadassah University Hospital - Highlights and updates of the project: “Health Care Disparities in Culturally Diverse, Special Needs, and Disadvantaged Populations- Bridging the Gap”
Braun Michal , IL
11:40LMU University Hospital - Highlights and updates of the project: "Care Improvement for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Treated with PARP-inhibitors (CAMPA)”
Henze Franziska , DE - Würstlein Rachel , DE
13:00SDA Bocconi School of Management - Highlights and updates of the project: “Supporting Shared Decision-making and Communication in Metastatic Breast Cancer: The Shareview Project”
Ciani Oriana, IT
13:30Stowarzyszenie Różowy Motyl - Highlights and updates of the project: “comPrehensive mANAgement plan for metastatic breast CancEr pAtients – PANACEA”
Szymanska Wioletta,
14:00Comments and general discussion
Moderators: Matti Aapro, CH - Pietro Presti, IT
15:00Closing remarks
Aapro Matti, CH - Presti Pietro, CH
Aapro Matti
Sharing Progress in Cancer Care and Clinique de Genolier, Bellinzona and Genolier, Switzerland
Braun Michal
The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo and Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
Ciani Oriana
SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy
Del Mastro Lucia
IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino and University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
Eniu Alexandru
Interdisciplinary Cancer Service, HRC Hopital Riviera-Chablais, Rennaz, Switzerland
Gligorov Joseph
Hospital Tenon Ap-Hp, Paris, France
Henze Franziska
Breast Center, LMU University Hospital, Munich, Germany
Masiero Marianna Agnese
University of Milan and Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy
Presti Pietro
Sharing Progress in Cancer Care, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Senkus Elzbieta
Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
Szymanska Wioletta
Stowarzyszenie Rózowy Motyl and Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Wiseman Theresa
EONS and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Würstlein Rachel
Breast Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LMU University Hospital Munich, CCC Munich and BZKF, Munich, Germany
Zambon Marzia
EUROPA DONNA - The European Breast Cancer Coalition, Milan, Italy