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1,500 worldwide experts debate the latest advances in breast pathologies' treatments in Valencia

Madrid, August 16, 2010.- Over 1.500 breast pathology experts will meet between the 20th and 22nd of October in the 16th World Congress of the Senologic International Society (SIS). This meeting and the 29th Congress of the Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Diseases (SESPM) will take place in the Valencia, coinciding with the International Breast Cancer Day.

According to Dr. Carlos Vzquez, president of the SIS and the SESPM, "this meeting will allow us to update the new advances in breast surgery, specially regarding to the sentinel node biopsy, and to study in depth the latest breast immediate rebuilding techniques and radiotherapy standards". "We will also have the chance to asses with worldwide renowned experts about the radiology diagnosis methodology and its possible uses in life surgery", he adds.

From a socio-sanitary point of view, the congress' members will evaluate the efficacy of breast cancer screening using mammography and they will check the results obtain by the hospital breast units in terms of survival and quality of life. These structures allow patients to receive a complete and multidisciplinary management of their tumor.

On the other hand, according to Dr. Vicente Guillem, president of the Congress Scientific Committee, experts will also approach other interesting issues for patients' quality of life such as: the best time and best technique to undergo rebuilding surgery after a mastectomy; the chances for young patients to preserve the possibilities of getting pregnant in the future or the potential impact of pregnancy induction therapies. Other matters to study will be translational research in breast cancer -as lymphatic gland self-transplant to treat lymphedema, one of the most common consequences of surgery- the assessment of new molecular targets to develop more efficient and personalized treatments.

Many wellknown worldwide experts will attend to this Congress such as Prof. Veronessi, from Milan, Prof. Cezap, from Buenos Aires, Prof. Masia, from Barcelona, Prof. Muggia and Cordn-Cardo, both from New York, among others.


Contact: Elena Moreno
Senologic International Society

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