Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

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2017 Conference

Oct. 12 - 13, 2017

Onstead Auditorium • Houston, Texas, Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building

Jointly Provided by Baylor College of Medicine, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center, and Theresa’s Research Foundation

Overview: Metastatic, Stage IV, or advanced breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which the disease has spread beyond the breast into other body systems. It is an extremely complex cancer and is very hard to treat. The conference will present updates on basic science, clinical, and survivorship issues that relate to the development, treatment and sequelae of metastatic breast cancer. The integration of all three aspects is presented with the belief that collaboration across disciplines is required to understand and effectively treat disseminated disease.

Target Audience: The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, researchers, and others who participate in the care of patients with breast cancer or are conducting preclinical investigations focused on developing a cure.

Course Director: Dr. Matthew Ellis, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP, Professor and Director Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine 

Course Co-Director: Xiang “Shawn” Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine

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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Dec. 5-9, 2017

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is the largest annual symposium in the world devoted to breast cancer research and physician education. The meeting attracts more than 6,000 physicians and scientists from more than 80 countries around the world.

Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center faculty helped to establish the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, which held its first meeting in 1978. Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Cancer Center, is co-director of this symposium, and Dr. Gary Chamness is responsible for arranging the scientific agenda.

Faculty in the Smith Breast Center also makes up the executive committee, which is charged with selecting the plenary speakers and planning the mini-symposia topics. The overall program committee includes the executive committee, as well as 20 other researchers at institutions around the country.

History of SABCS

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