Workshops from CancerCare at SABCS

Cancercare will be providing three educational workshops from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) this December.  Workshops are available to anyone for free and will be held online.  Topics and registration information follows: Updates from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) on Triple Negative Breast Cancer – Tuesday, December …

Alamo Advocate Program at SABCS

Every year the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation hosts an Advocate Program in partnership with the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).  This year, the event will be virtual and applications to attend are open to all advocates.  Program dates are December 8-12, 2020

The program is an excellent compliment to SABCS for advocates.  There are Hot Topic Mentor Sessions where a panel of experts report on the most intriguing topics at SABCS that day.  These programs are highly educational and attract top researchers and physicians to speak each year. They answer questions at the end of each session as well.  

There are numerous other great partnerships at the Alamo Advocate Program including programs with NBCC, AACR, NCI and the FDA.  It’s an intense learning experience and an opportunity to network with advocates and clinicians alike.  We highly encourage you to apply and learn more here.

Free registration for Advocates at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

There is something incredibly empowering about participating in the world’s largest international conference focused entirely on breast cancer! When I was first introduced to breast cancer advocacy in 2015, I had no scientific training or background and was merely curious to find out as much as I could about the disease that had upended my life 2 years before. After completing the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD, a scientific training program specifically designed for advocates, I felt ready to attend my first medical conference and that happened to be the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s symposium will be held virtually from December 8-11, 2020, and for the first time, registration for patient advocates is free! Even if you are not a science buff, please consider signing up, if only to witness the impressive scope of the latest research developments from thousands of academic and private physicians, researchers and patient advocates, united in the fight against breast cancer.

Learn more here, and you can register here.

— Written by Michele Atlan

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Breast Cancer Program Funds COVID-19 Research

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