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2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to focus on new treatments and prevention
Date:12/1/2011

SAN ANTONIO Now in its 34th year, the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will focus on emerging treatments in hard-to-treat populations, including patients with metastatic breast cancer, and on new knowledge about prevention and risk.

The symposium will be held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio during Dec. 6-10, 2011.

The symposium is presented by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the American Association for Cancer Research and Baylor College of Medicine. The driving force behind this collaboration is the shared mission of the organizations to advance progress in breast cancer research.

To help guide coverage for the news media, the AACR Office of Communications will operate a full-service press room in Room 217A-C of the convention center.

New research will be presented during the following five press conferences held in Room 217D. Reporters who cannot attend in person can call in using the following information:

  • U.S./Canada (Toll Free): 1 (888) 647-7462
  • International (Toll): 1 (201) 604-0169

The meeting will open with a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at 7:30 a.m. CT, hosted by Jennifer Ligibel, M.D., a breast oncologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The press conference will focus on the following research:

  • Diabetes and Obesity Increase Risk for Breast Cancer Development
  • Molecular Differences May Be Used to Predict Early vs. Late Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Brachytherapy Was Associated With Twofold Increased Risk for Mastectomy, Complications
  • New Test Predicts Risk for Recurrence for Patients With DCIS

Later that afternoon, at 12:30 p.m. CT, the Institute of Medicine will present a report entitled, "Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approac
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Contact: Jeremy Moore
Jeremy.Moore@aacr.org
215-446-7109
American Association for Cancer Research
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