ICA attends the Annual Conference of the European Coalition against Breast Cancer (Europa Donna) in Milan, Italy

29/09/2011 13:35:10

Ms. Sara Brum, a long-time ICA "Yad Lehachlama" (Reach to Recovery) volunteer, and a member of the Israeli Forum of Europa Donna, represented the organization at the Annual Conference of the European Coalition against Breast Cancer, held at the end of September in Italy.   


The conference featured lectures on fascinating topics: Dr. Peter B. Dean of Finland reported on a Swedish research study that recorded a 43% decline in mortality thanks to mammography screening, Dr. Carlo La Vecchia of Italy lectured on the impact of lifestyle on breast cancer and more. 


Likewise, joint workshops were held on how to work towards eradicating the health inequality prevailing between different European countries in all that concerns treatments and services offered to breast cancer patients, and additionally, presentations were delivered about activities to improve public awareness, and the list goes on and on. 


At the workshop, Sara presented activities conducted in Israel to heighten public awareness of breast cancer, namely: seminars for women recovering from breast cancer and young breast cancer patients, art projects, Comprehensive Breast Health Centers, and the "Michal" Mobile Mammography Vehicle, that helps narrow the gaps in mammography screening compliance between central regions and the periphery of Israel, and more.