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SABCS 2014: ER Positive Breast Cancer Treatments

As the 37th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) drew to a close, a range of intriguing clinical observations and long-awaited trial updates had made the event a valuable experience for investigators and attendees alike. Among some of the most interesting updates, in my opinion, were advancements in treatments for estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer, premenopausal breast cancers and advanced breast cancers.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014

ER Positive Breast Cancers

Results from the FERGI trial were presented at this year’s meeting. This trial is investigating the new agent pictilisib, which belong to a new class of drugs called PI3K inhibitors that […]

SABCS 2014: Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening & Genetic Testing

This year at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) there were two aspects of breast cancer that were clearly emphasized: use of ovarian suppression in premenopausal women with breast cancer and advances in genetic testing for hereditary cancer predisposition.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014
Results of the SOFT trial (further detailed by Dr. Wade Smith in this post), show a clear benefit to the addition of ovarian suppression in women under the age of 35. This benefit resembles that seen with the addition of Herceptin for HER2+ cancer, and now calls for a change in practice management.

The second “call for action” released […]

SABCS 2014: Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Preview

Every year, some of the world’s leading experts on breast cancer gather for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). One of the premier forums on the subject, SABCS offers physicians and allied health professionals an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas and discussion around current trends in breast cancer research.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with others passionate about breast health care, as well as to learn about new ways we can help patients. At this year’s SABCS, I am excited to learn more about the results of a trial investigating the use of radiation therapy, new markers for identifying cancer in the blood, advances in genetic […]

SABCS 2014: Estrogen Receptor Positive Treatments & More

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is one of the world’s premier forums on breast cancer prevention, screening and treatments. Leading experts on breast cancer from various backgrounds gather every year at the SABCS in an effort to promote discussion and education around current trends in breast cancer research.

Now in its 37th year, one of the major focuses of the 2014 SABCS will be on estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. For those interested in developments in this area and others, here is what to watch for.

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014

Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancers

In year’s past, HER2-positive breast cancers have […]

2012 SABCS | Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Nimmi Kapoor to Share Insights

Breastlink Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Nimmi Kapoor to Share Insights from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Orange, Calif., January 15, 2013 – Breastlink Medical Group, a network of comprehensive breast health centers, announced Breast Surgical Oncologist Nimmi Kapoor, M.D. will provide a free, public talk covering key findings from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) on Tuesday, January 22 at its Orange location. Dr. Kapoor attended the 2012 SABCS, which was held December 4-8, 2012 in San Antonio.

“The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium SABCS is one of the most highly esteemed breast cancer conferences in the world,” said Dr. Kapoor. “SABCS is an important venue for anyone […]

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2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium – Redondo Beach Talk

Cancer Support Community – Redondo Beach to Host Talk with Breast Cancer Updates from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 

Breastlink Breast Oncologist Dr. James Waisman to Share Insights from the Convention

Redondo Beach, Calif., January 8, 2013 – The Cancer Support Community – Redondo Beach (CSC-RB) announced James Waisman, M.D., a breast dedicated medical oncologist with Breastlink Medical Group, a network of comprehensive breast health centers, will provide a free, public talk covering key findings from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Dr. Waisman attended the 2012 SABCS, which was held December 4-8, 2012 in San Antonio.

“San Antonio is the largest and most important meeting on […]

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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium – Dr. Nimmi Kapoor

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Logo 2012The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is one of the most highly esteemed breast cancer conferences in the world. This is where the updates of the most influential breast cancer trials are reported, and where breakthrough discoveries in the science of breast cancer are described. The wealth of information shared at this five-day marathon conference is enormous. I only wish I had more time to digest it all. Our understanding of breast cancer biology and treatment is continually changing, which is why the SABCS is a critical venue for anyone involved in the care of […]

By | December 21, 2012|Categories: Cancer Research|Tags: |0 Comments

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium – Research

Guest authors for this blog post are Kristi Maya and Barbara Stankova.

The Breastlink research had an active presence at this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). The team attended presentations for the full, five-day duration of the conference. There is nothing quite like leaving San Antonio feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after connecting with some of the brightest minds seeking to find medical solutions for this and future generations of women diagnosed with breast cancer.

We hope the breast cancer community might find some of our observations of interest. Please feel free to contact us for information about Breastlink’s commitment to breast cancer research.

Breastlink Research Perspective from News Announced During the […]

By | December 10, 2012|Categories: Cancer Research|Tags: |0 Comments

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2012 – Tamoxifen

  • Although there were many meaningful announcements from the first two days of this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium the release of a major study on adjuvant tamoxifen treatment was perhaps the most important.
  • The tamoxifen study, which gathered information from more than 6,800 women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer, showed a significant reduction in the reoccurrence of breast cancer.
  • This could be a noteworthy step to augment our ability to improve breast cancer survivorship – roughly 75% of breast cancers are ER+.

Background on Tamoxifen

Although tamoxifen was originally discovered in the 1960’s the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) didn’t approve tamoxifen for the treatment […]

By | December 5, 2012|Categories: Cancer Research, Oncology|Tags: , |0 Comments

2012 SABCS

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is arguably the most important annual breast cancer convention in the world. For 35 years SABCS has been a focal point for announcements and conversations between some of the leading breast cancer advocates, practitioners and researchers in the world. More than 7,000 individuals register from more than 100 countries to learn and share information about breast cancer, which includes chemotherapy, hormonal therapies and targeted therapies for early-stage and metastatic disease, amongst others.

Breastlink at the 2012 SABCS

The physicians of Breastlink have attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium for more than 15 years. For 2012 we are going to be trying something new – […]

By | December 4, 2012|Categories: Cancer Research|Tags: |0 Comments
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