Sudbury will host a consultation on recent breast cancer
research Tuesday, April 25.
Representatives of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,
Ontario Chapter, and its partners in the Up Front project,
Willow Breast Cancer Resource and Support Services; the
Canadian Breast Cancer Network; the Ontario Breast Screening
Program; the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation; and
PMH Breast Centre Women's Committee will share an interim
report of research regarding findings of a public opinion
survey of women who have never been diagnosed with breast
cancer to determine their knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and
The survey, for example, has found 38 percent of
participants believe they are likely to be diagnosed with
breast cancer. The reality is an estimated 12 percent of women
will develop the disease by the time they are 80.
Through consultations in Ottawa, London, the GTA,
Sudbury and Timmins, Up Front aims to identify and create
opportunities for improved co-ordination of care and
The presentation will take place  Tuesday, April 25 from  6.30 to 9.30 p.m. at Great Hall at Laurentian University.