International Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference – BREASTANBUL, which has become a known brand over the world in a short time, is a multidisciplinary meeting focusing exclusively on breast cancer. BREASTANBUL is organized biennially to provide platform for scientists to discuss the latest research and exchange information and experiences regarding the most-up-to date and multidisciplinary treatment approaches.

The Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Professor Meltem Nalça Andrieu attended the 3rd International Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference – BREASTANBUL 2018, which was held in Istanbul Wyndham Grand Hotel on 11-13 October 2018.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women populations in developed countries. About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. and 1 in 12 women in our country have risk to develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Since breast cancer can be fatal, many research studies are conducted to develop innovative medical treatment options. Therefore, very significant and innovative multidisciplinary approaches offering novel treatment options for breast cancer have been emerging. During the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout October every year, various events are organized to raise awareness about the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. In this sense, BREASTANBUL Conference constitutes a great platform for international colleagues to discover and discuss the latest research, share information and experiences with the goal of strengthening collaborative treatment approaches and enhancing patient care” said Professor Meltem Nalça Andrieu.

BREASTANBUL 2018 brought the World’s Leading Experts together…
Highlighting the importance of the 3rd International Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference – BREASTANBUL 2018 in terms of providing opportunity for a large number of medical doctors from various medical disciplines that specialized in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as the nurses to discuss all innovations regarding the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, Professor Meltem Nalça Andrieu stated that Istanbul Breast Cancer Conference had become a new brand meeting known all around the world.


Professor Meltem Nalça Andrieu chaired a session at the Conference…
The Head of NEU Hospital Oncology Department, Professor Andrieu stated that 5 parallel sessions were realized during the first day of the conference. She underlined that Breast Radiation Therapy Course, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Course, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Course were realized with great participation.

Innovations in the Treatment of Breast Cancer across the world were discussed at BREASTANBUL 2018…
Highlighting the crucial role of scientific studies in discovering novel diagnostic or treatment techniques, Professor Meltem Nalça Andrieu stated that the study on “Radiofrequency ablation in very small, localized breast cancer and mastectomy with endoscopic surgery” that presented by the Japanese Professor Fukuma at the conference was one of the notable innovations in breast cancer treatment. “Robotic breast surgery in Turkey, short-course radiotherapy techniques for appropriate patients, neoadjuvant therapies to shrink breast cancer prior to surgery, systematic therapies chosen by taking the molecular properties of the tumors into consideration, goal-oriented and personalized treatments, and oncoplastic surgical methods, which are becoming increasingly widespread, were also discussed by worldwide renowned experts” noted she.