The Latest Developments Reported at the 41st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

Learn about developments from the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). SABCS is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.

Topics Covered:
  • Overview of Breast Cancer
  • New Research Presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)
  • Breast Cancer-Specific Treatment Updates
  • Investigational New Drugs in Clinical Trials
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Current Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship

CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops are a cost-free way to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of your home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone and online.

This workshop is for patients and their families, partners, caregivers, and friends who are interested in learning more about strategies for living with and managing a cancer diagnosis.

Understanding and Treating HER2+ Breast Cancer

Join Dr. Rena Callahan a hematologist-oncologist of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of medicine at the David Geffen Shcool of Medicine at UCLA for a discussion of HER2+ breast cancer, its current treatment, and possible treatment advances.

Komen Philadelphia MBC Conference: Pink, Purple, Strength & Unity

Whether you have taken the breast cancer journey and wear the badge of “survivor,” or have joined the ranks of Forever Fighters, all individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer share the same thirst for the knowledge, support and insights that allow them to live full lives after—or in spite of—their disease.

A unique event nourishing the mind and body, Komen Philadelphia’s Pink, Purple, Strength and Unity Conference brings together survivors and Forever Fighters with opportunities that speak to each group’s specific needs as well as unifies both communities in order to drive change in the breast cancer movement. You will learn from experts as well as from each other, and walk away with a renewed strength and unity for your lives.


6th Annual MBC Conference: From the Lab to Life – A Collaborative Care Model

The 6th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference: From the Lab to Life – A Collaborative Care Model aims to help metastatic breast cancer patients:

  • Build an optimal relationship with your oncologist; have a clear understanding of your diagnosis, and how to collaborate on your treatment plan
  • Learn to advocate for yourself and become empowered to ask for what you need, and to understand the needs of your loved ones
  • Meet researchers to better understand the scientific process. Understand why working with the research community is beneficial to both patients and scientists
  • Improve your quality of life through an open-minded exploration of proven integrative therapies

Stress: What it is & What to do About It

You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and practical techniques to get your stress under control. Presented by Dr. Nancy Fawzy, PhD, RN.


– Register HERE

Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Communities of Color: Steps Towards Equity

Hayley Thompson, PH.D., Faculty Director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community engagement at Karmanos Cancer Institute and leader of Population Studies and Disparities, will overview recent efforts to improve health equity for women of color with breast cancer and make suggestions about how to make breast cancer outcomes more equitable.

5th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference- Baltimore

The mission of the 5th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is to bring together a diverse audience to create a collaborative research environment with a long term goal of developing curative approaches for metastatic breast cancer patients.The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference was established in 2014 as an annual medical conference for metastatic breast cancer by Theresa’s Research Foundation with leadership from Dr. Matthew Ellis and Dr. Danny Welch. The specific focus on metastatic disease is based on a major unmet clinical need (incurability); thereby distinguishing this conference from other breast cancer-centered conferences. The first conference was hosted at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the MBCC was hosted at Baylor College of Medicine.

The objectives of the conference are to:

  1. Improve palliative care and end of life counseling for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
  2. Implement evidence-based recommendations for treatment of metastatic breast cancer and its subtypes.
  3. Describe how clinical trials can help improve treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
  4. Discuss how drug resistance pathways can be applied to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in order to improve outcomes and quality of life.
  5. Discuss how biomarkers and genomic analysis can be applied to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in order to improve outcomes and quality of life.

Medical Debt What Can You Do?

Vivienne Duncan, Esq. from the Advocacy & Elderlaw project, City Bar Center will explore how cancer patients can prepare themselves for large medical bills and how to combat other economic challenges associated with cancer treatment.

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