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Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2016

Cancer Australia’s 2016 Pink Ribbon Breakfast was held on Pink Ribbon Day, Monday 24 October. The Breakfast was hosted by our long-standing and generous Principal Supporter, the Macquarie Group Foundation.

At the Pink Ribbon Breakfast, Cancer Australia released the landmark Cancer Australia Statement – Influencing best practice in breast cancer. The Statement identifies 12 appropriate and inappropriate practices in breast cancer from diagnosis to palliative care, highlighting what ‘ought to be done’ in breast cancer care to maximise clinical benefit, minimise harm, and deliver patient-centred care.

Speakers included The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, Professor Helen Zorbas, CEO of Cancer Australia, Jacqui Vanzella, Executive Director, Macquarie Group, and Lisa Montgomery, breast cancer survivor and Board Member, Breast Cancer Network Australia.  

Dr Norman Swan facilitated an on-stage panel discussion on the implications and patient outcomes of the Statement. Panel members included the following clinical experts and consumer:

  • Lisa Montgomery, Breast Cancer Survivor; Board Member, Breast Cancer Network Australia
  • Emeritus Professor Bruce Barraclough, Former President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Professor Andrew Spillane, Surgical Oncologist; President, Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand
  • Dr Gillian Lamoury, Radiation Oncologist, Representing the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Dr Liz Marles, General Practitioner; member of Cancer Australia’s Intercollegiate Advisory Group

Journalist and television presenter Anjali Rao was the Master of Ceremonies. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra gave a special live performance of Vivaldi's La Folia.

Watch the 2016 Pink Ribbon Breakfast

You register and watch a webcast of the 2016 Pink Ribbon Breakfast here.