Complementary therapies for breast cancer

Free online information session

When: Held on Thursday 13 February 2020
What Time: 9.30 - 10.15 am AEDT
Local Times:
- WA: 6.30 - 7.15 am
- NT:  8.00 - 8.45 am
- QLD: 8.30 - 9.15 am
- SA: 9.00 - 9.45 am
- ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC: 9.30 - 10.30 am

About the Webcast

Breast Cancer Network Australia is hosting a free webcast with Melbourne Integrative Oncology Group where we will be discussing complementary therapies, how they differ to alternative therapies, the importance of clinical research, the risks of doctor google and how to find evidence based, reliable information around complementary therapies. This is an interactive webcast where viewers will hear from presenters and have the opportunity to ask questions online.

Kirsten Pilatti, CEO BCNA


Tanya Wells, Lead Clinician at Melbourne Integrative Oncology Group

As a qualified Naturopath, Tanya has been practicing for over 20 years.Tanya's special interest and expertise is in the research and development of Integrative Oncology Programs: utilising the best Evidence Based Complementary Therapies to work in conjunction with conventional treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She has visited and worked in Integrative Oncology Hospitals in Europe and Asia where she collaborated with clinicians at multiple Integrative Oncology Hospitals. Tanya is an experienced lecturer at tertiary level, primarily focusing on Clinical Supervision/Assessment and her specialist subject 'Integrative Pharmacology'. She also lectures Naturopathy students in Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. As a tutor for the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University, Tanya has taught first and third year medical students in areas of Health Enhancement (specifically meditation, nutrition, stress management and exercise) and Community Health Promotion.

Jo Davey, Consumer

Jo Davey from Melbourne Victoria, was diagnosed with hormone positive HER2 negative breast cancer in 2018 following finding a lump her right breast through self-examination. Jo’s treatment included two consecutive lumpectomies (first one with unclear margins), four cycles of chemotherapy (Docetaxel and Cyclophosphamide) followed by a full mastectomy with DIEP reconstruction. Following her first surgery Jo reached out to the treatment team at Melbourne Integrative Oncology Group (MIOG) for support. She received multiple individualised support plans from MIOG, a DC chemotherapy Plan, Pre and post-surgery plan (reconstruction) and a Tamoxifen and healthy survivorship plan.

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