Avon Foundation has created a Global Breast Cancer Advisory Board to support its commitment to helping save lives through awareness and education about breast cancer.  The new Global Advisory Board brings together leading breast cancer organizations from around the world to discuss how to save lives and make a difference to women worldwide.  The Advisory Board will partner with Avon by offering insight on key issues and advising Avon on how best to deliver the commitment in its Breast Cancer Promise: making sure women aren’t left in the dark about breast cancer by ensuring that they know the risks, know the signs, and know how and when to take action.

The Advisory Board, comprising leading non-governmental organizations from seven different countries, came together recently and shared insights breast health priorities.  The overwhelming common theme reported in every country was around how early detection of breast cancer saves lives – currently it’s the number one opportunity around the world to save the most lives.  To improve early detection rates, education is key in many facets – dispelling myths, overcoming fear and encouraging women to actively monitor their breast health.

Countries represented on the Advisory Board span Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Global Lead

Nick Grant
Executive Director, International Partnerships
Cancer Research UK

Argentina

Flavia Sarquis, MD
Coordinator, Teaching and Research Department of
Diagnóstico e Intervencionismo Mamario de Diagnóstico Maipu

Argentinean Mastology Society

Brazil

Rita Dardes, PhD
Clínica Dardes
UNACCAM – União e Apoio no Combate ao Câncer de Mama

Philippines

Rachael Marie B. Rosario, MD
Executive Director
Philippine Cancer Society, Inc.

Romania

Mihai Ranete, MD
Specialist Doctor in Radiology
Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology
Caravana cu Medici

Russia

Oksana Moldovanova
President
National Women’s Health Care Foundation

Turkey

Burak Duruman
President
Turkish Cancer Society