Bright minds gather to share international breast cancer breakthroughs

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is underway in Texas. BCAC has two delegates attending – Deputy Chair Emma Crowley and Secretary Fay Sowerby. They are there to learn the latest developments in breast cancer treatment and research to bring back home to help BCAC support and inform women with breast cancer. It's great to see NZ oncologists Eletha Taylor, Naera Waters and Reuben Broom absorbing the latest clinical trial results to benefit NZ women at SABCS (pictured L-R in the second photo down on the right).

The Symposium brings together people from all over the world with an interest in the latest in breast cancer research, detection and treatment.

Highly recommended video on the future of breast cancer treatment

We recommend you listen to a brilliant special education session from SABCS about breast cancer research at the frontiers. It contains great information about the future of breast cancer treatment. We encourage you to watch!  Scroll to timepoint approx 21 minutes for the start of the session, and turn your audio on:  Alamo Advocate Program special education session

Key information is available on the Symposium website at:

The Symposium 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, researchers, health professionals and patient advocates.

The scientific programme consists of formal lectures by experts in clinical and basic research, selected slide and poster presentations, forums and case discussions. 

One to two BCAC representatives attend every year. We thank the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation for sponsoring Emma Crowley to attend while Fay self-funded. The Symposium helps BCAC remain abreast of international trends and developments, provides an opportunity for consumer input and creates excellent networking opportunities.

10 Dec 2019

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