Breast Center to host Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
Baylor College of Medicine is hosting a medical education conference on metastatic breast cancer jointly sponsored by the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Theresa’s Research Foundation Sept. 18-19 in Houston.
Metastatic breast cancer is an incurable illness that takes the lives of more than 40,000 women in the United States alone. The cause is cancer cells that have spread beyond the breast to grow in other organs, typically the bones, liver, lungs and brain. Metastatic breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women below 50 years of age.
“This conference will be one of the first to focus on the integration of clinical research, basic science and big data analysis to drive approaches that could eventually offer a cure to patients with metastatic breast cancer,” said Dr. Matthew Ellis, professor and director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and McNair Scholar at Baylor, who will serve as director of the conference.
Dr. Xiang Zhang, assistant professor in the Smith Breast Center and McNair Scholar at Baylor, will serve as co-director of the conference.
It will be held at Onstead Auditorium on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Campus (6767 Bertner Ave., 3rd Floor, Houston, Texas 77030).
Theresa’s Research Foundation’s mission is to specifically fund research that provides better treatment options, improves patient quality of life and one day leads to a cure for metastatic breast cancer.
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.