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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held annually in the Texas city that is its namesake, attracts thousands of researchers, physicians, health professionals, patient advocates, and others who share the mission of advancing the battle against breast cancer. The symposium provides a critical opportunity for researchers to present their latest findings, learn about the work of other scientists, and share ideas for future studies.

Researcher Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, shown here in her lab, was presented with the 2012 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

This year’s event, which ran from December 10 …


The Cost of Mammograms is Not Always the Issue

Those of us who get annual mammograms want to believe that those who don’t are uninsured and cannot afford the out-of-pocket cost of paying for one.
Not true said researchers in a report to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2010.
According to the research report, about half of the women whose insurance pays for mammograms get annual screenings. Medical claims from more than 1.5 million women aged 40 and older showed that only 50% of the women had annual mammograms in the years 2006 to 2009.
Breaking out these statistics by age group, researchers reported that among women 40 to …


Breast cancer specialist discusses treatment advances

Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, a Dana-Farber breast cancer specialist, discusses some of the important studies presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
The five-day meeting includes more than 1,000 scientific presentations, seminars, and posters, with a focus on emerging treatments in hard-to-treat populations, patients with metastatic breast cancer, and breast cancer prevention and risk.
Around 8,000 breast cancer experts from 90 countries are attending the symposium to learn about the latest developments in breast cancer care and research.
View Report from San Antonio Breast Cancer 2011 Symposium You Tube Video with Dr. Harold Burstein
Courtesy of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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