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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Posted 12/10/2015

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  The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) has just begun. This is the largest international conference focused on the science, clinical care, research, and advocacy efforts related to breast cancer. Most years there is not a practice-changing study presented, but there are always tweaks and hopeful hints of progress. It is important to remember that the media is there big time, and there inevitably are news stories about big progress and, sometimes, cures. Listen or read all of these with a big grain of salt and speak with your own doctor about anything that seems relevant to your own situation.

  Here is a news release from SABCS about this year's meeting:

SABCS 2015: Symposium Co-director Carlos L. Arteaga
Previews Important Advances to be Presented

It’s that time of year again. The 38th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is happening Dec. 8-12. The symposium is a joint effort of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UT Health Science Center San Antonio, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Baylor College of Medicine. About 8,000 are expected to attend, including basic, translational and clinical investigators, providers, advocates, and others, to present and discuss essential, up-to-the-minute information on breast cancer research and treatment advances.
“SABCS is the largest meeting in the world for the breast cancer family, where we get together every year and discuss the latest advances in translational and clinical research,” says breast cancer specialist and symposium co-director Carlos L. Arteaga, Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer Research and director of the Center for Targeted Therapies and Breast Cancer Program at the Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Arteaga, who is also past-president of the AACR, emphasized the importance of the symposium
as a showcase for studies that bring new insights into the biology of breast cancer and practicechanging
treatment options for breast cancer patients.

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Note that Living Beyond Breast Cancer will present a free webinar about this Symposium on 12/18. Here is more information about it, including a link to register:

Annual Update from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 18, 2015 12:00pm to 01:00pm EST

Each year, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brings together researchers, healthcare providers and others interested in breast cancer care for five days of interactive presentations and discussions on the latest research updates.

During this free webinar, Generosa Grana, MD, will
•give an overview of and provide insight on significant research findings presented at the 38th annual symposium
•help you understand how this research can benefit you – whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, living with metastatic breast cancer or living years beyond
•respond to questions you ask during our Q&A portion of the program

Register here:


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