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Published on October 21, 2011

International Visitors See Breast Cancer Care at Cone Health Cancer Center

When an international group of medical specialists and health activists involved in treating breast cancer wanted to learn more, they came to Cone Health Cancer Center. The Oct. 21 trip was organized by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and The Piedmont Triad Council for International Visitors.

“It’s awesome that they chose Cone Health,” said Dr. Stacey Wentworth, Radiation Oncologist at the Cancer Center. “I hope they take the best of what we have here and take it home to incorporate into their national policies.”

The breast cancer advocates, non-profit leaders, doctors and scientists, and public health authorities came to Cone Health Cancer Center to share best practices to improve breast cancer outreach, screening and treatment. They toured the newly opened Alight Breast Cancer Center, talked with breast cancer survivors and visited treatment areas.

“Looking at how others are doing things gives you ideas that you just can’t get from books or the internet,” said Dr. Nadine Delicata, head of Screening Services at the National Breast Screening Center in Malta.

The program hopes to improve care in developing populations through participation in global clinical trials, and global cancer control and education programs.

Before coming to the Triad, the visitors attended the 2011 Breast Cancer Global Congress in Washington, DC, and participated in closing events for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York.
The group included clinicians, government health officials and those who have leadership roles in breast cancer non-profits in Armenia, Egypt, Estonia, Guyana, Indonesia, Malta, Peru, Swaziland and Vietnam.

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