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2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Review

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sheraton Overland Park, Overland Park, Kan.

Please note that the start time of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Review has been delayed one hour due to weather concerns. Breakfast and registration will now begin at 8:30 a.m., and opening remarks will begin at 9:25 a.m.

Course Directors

Qamar Khan, M.D.
Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Breast Cancer Prevention Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Priyanka Sharma, M.D.
Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Overview

Speakers at this conference will integrate new information presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium into existing paradigms. Discussion will be relevant to researchers, physicians and physician extenders who care for patients with breast cancer or those at risk for the disease.

Target Audience

This symposium is directed towards physicians, nurses and other health care professionals involved in breast cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.

Objectives

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Determine best application of new targeted therapies available for use in patients with early-stage and metastatic disease;
  2. Discuss the advances in systemic therapy likely to change current practices for early-stage disease;
  3. Know how to utilize genomic tools for systemic therapy decision making and prediction of tumor response;
  4. Be familiar with germline genetic testing options for hereditary breast cancer, including advantages and disadvantages of extended panel testing;
  5. Evaluate local therapy options for operable breast cancer depending on stage, and the use of neo-adjuvant therapy;
  6. Discuss risk reduction strategies for primary and secondary prevention;
  7. Identify evidence-based recommendations for decreasing symptoms and improving quantity and/or quality of life in survivors.

Acknowledgments

Financial contributions and supporters of this program will be acknowledged in print at the symposium.

Exhibits

Commercial vendors are invited to exhibit at this meeting. Limited exhibit space will be available. Call Julie Darrington at 913-588-4581 or e-mail jdarrington@kumc.edu for an application or more information.


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