The changing face of breast cancer

Monday, 07 September 2020 | Charlie Robinson

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Women’s Health Week is from 7 to 11 September 2020 and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is asking women and their GPs to use the week to review and schedule any health checks that may have been missed over the past months.

They explain in their recent media release dated 2 September 2020 “Women’s Health Week a timely reminder to reschedule missed health checks”1 that Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data reveals a decrease of nearly 24% in the number of female face-to-face GP attendances from March to June 2020, compared to the same period last year.

RACGP spokesperson Dr Lara Roeske has urged everyone to use Women’s Health Week as a reminder to put their health first.

“We know that women can tend to put the needs of their loved ones before themselves – on top of that many have faced additional stress, anxiety and financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinpath’s success has always been driven by the innate understanding that Medical Leadership facilitates the highest standards of professional and operational excellence for the doctors and patients that we serve.

Pathology is probably the most hidden medical specialty but is vital for diagnosis, monitoring of disease, guiding treatment and preventative health.

Good medicine doesn’t just happen.
It takes years of learning.

With the Clinpath General Pathology Conference due 19 September 2020 covering a plethora of topics, we encourage your registration either for face to face participation or via zoom.

In particular and most relevant to Women’s Health Week, is Associate Professor Wendy Raymond’s presentation titled The Changing face of Breast Cancer – Which Cancer type is that and does it matter?”

A/Prof Raymond’s conference presentation addresses the pathological challenges of accurate subtyping of breast cancer and the role of the pathologist in assessing prognostic and predictive markers for “personalised” therapy.

Questions such as Do different breast cancer types have different prognoses? and What information do molecular assays provide? will be covered on the day.

Clinpath believe patients and their wellbeing are our highest priority and our actions, behaviours and business decisions are always focused on supporting clinicians and good medical practice, which includes the provision of such complimentary education days.

The conference is approved for RACGP 40 CPD points and ACRRM Points for 10 points (8 educational Activity + 2 Performance Review)


A/Professor Wendy Raymond

A/Prof Raymond has a particular interest and expertise in breast and endocrine histopathology, fine needle aspiration cytology and general cytopathology, and has published widely in these areas.


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RACGP Media Release