Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest: Kathy Wells
Guest Bio: Kathy joined Breast Cancer Network Australia in 2006, and has been Policy Manager since July 2012. Kathy oversees BCNA’s policy and advocacy initiatives, the development and distribution of information resources for women, and the internationally recognised Seat at the Table Consumer Representative program. She works closely with key stakeholders including breast cancer clinicians, researchers, cancer organisations, industry organisations such as the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, and governments to help improve outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Prior to joining BCNA, Kathy worked in federal politics for 20 years as a writer, researcher and advisor to Parliamentarians. She has a Bachelor of Business-Communications from the Queensland University of Technology.
Segment overview: Kathy shares with us useful information about the Breast Cancer Network Australia in this segment. They work to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 members and 300 Member Groups. More than 90 per cent of their members have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and the remaining members have had a personal experience with breast cancer through a family member or friend.
They are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, symbolic of their focus on the women diagnosed with breast cancer and all those around her.