From the first idea of holding an MBC conference in Manchester we knew this needed to be different. Rather than a get together that might only happen once a year, we wanted the conference to act as a impetus for a set of ‘calls to action’ that could be worked through and implemented across the Greater Manchester Alliance and beyond. The idea of a Taskforce was formed, with the conference set to outline and commit to action. Our MBC Manchester conference took place on 13th June 2023 and the post conference write up is available here Metastatic Breast Cancer – Manchester Conference Report
The Taskforce’s aim is to ensure Metastatic Breast Cancer is a local and national priority for Local and National Government, NHS and Cancer Alliances, voluntary and commercial sectors. Planning for the governance, member roles and terms of reference for the Taskforce are being agreed currently with the aim for the first meeting of the Taskforce to take place in late October 2023. Updates will be posted here and included in our monthly newsletters. Thank you to everyone who took part in the conference offering their time to speak about key issues in the treatment pathway of MBC. We received such positive feedback from delegates, with everyone wanting this to not be a one-off event. We look forward to sharing the progress of the Taskforce at a follow up conference intended for Spring 2024.