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The Voice of People With Breast Cancer


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Q&E Sessions: A Medical Oncologist Answers Your Questions About Treatments for Metastatic Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with many questions and there never seems to be enough time at appointments to have some of these questions answered. To help address this, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network hosts regular Q&E: Questions and Experts sessions. In this series, a variety of experts, including oncologists, genetic counsellors, social workers, and many more, will spend the entire virtual session answering your questions on various topics.

In this Q&E session, Dr. Jerzak answers your questions about navigating and treating a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Kasia Jerzak completed medical school and internal medicine residency training at McMaster University. Then, she pursued medical oncology sub-specialty training at the University of Toronto (2013-2015) where she was the co-Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Jerzak completed medical oncology fellowship training at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and obtained an MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Among other awards and grants, she was a recipient of the prestigious Conquer Cancer of ASCO Career Development Award in 2019. Dr. Jerzak is a Medical Oncologist and Clinician Investigator at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is also an Associate Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and Director of breast oncology clinical trials at her Centre. She is a member of international clinical trials organizations, including a member of the breast committee within NRG Oncology and a member of the brain metastases task force within the Breast International Group. She has 75 peer reviewed publications, including publications in high impact journals such as Lancet Oncology, JAMA Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research.

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Key Topic(s):

Tuesday, June 18th, 2:00PM EST


  • Breast cancer patients
  • Their caregivers, family & partners
  • Questions about navigating and treating a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.

To register click here.



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