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Program Detail

Program Title

9th Annual The Best of San Antonio: Breast Cancer - Bench to Bedside


Program Director:
Kathy S. Albain, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Director, Breast Clinical Research Program
Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Credit Hours

Physicians: AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.


Live Symposium

Program Description

This symposium will concentrate on key results presented at the December 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium that either will change standards of practice in breast oncology or have the potential to do so in the near future. The multidisciplinary symposium faculty will present these data with a critique in order to facilitate integration of the information into practice in an effort to improve treatment selection and patient care.


7:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am: Welcome and Introductions (Kathy S. Albain, MD)
8:10 am: Advances in Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy
(Kathy S. Albain, MD)
8:40 am: Question-and-Answer Session
8:50 am: Progress in HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer
(Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, MD)
9:20 am: New Approaches for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
(Hope Rugo, MD)
9:50 am: Panel Discussion and Audience Question-and-Answer Session
10:05 am: Break
10:25 am: Perspectives in Local Therapy and DCIS (Constantine Godellas, MD)
10:55 am: Question-and-Answer Session
11:05 am: New Directions From Translational Molecular Research
(Suzanne Fuqua, PhD)
11:35 am: Update on Large-Scale Genomic Analysis Efforts
(Charles Perou, PhD)
12:05 pm: Question-and-Answer Session
12:20 pm: Risk, Prevention and Survivorship (Katherine Crew, MD)
12:50 pm: Question-and-Answer Session
1:00 pm: Concluding Remarks/Adjourn (Kathy S. Albain, MD)

Panel discussions informed by audience interaction with the faculty will be interspersed with the lectures. This will allow participants to understand how the new findings should best be applied to current breast cancer diagnosis and treatment strategies.

Registration will open with a continental breakfast at 7:00 am; the symposium begins at 8:00 am and will conclude at 1:00 pm.


Saturday Feb 4, 2012
7:00am - 8:00am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 1:00pm - Symposium
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of breast cancer are also invited to attend.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this knowledge-based educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss emerging data on and recent advances in the treatment of patients with breast cancer and integrate key findings into clinical practice

Credit Statements

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Physicians' Education Resource and Medical Communications Media and Loyola University Chicago. Physicians’ Education Resource is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Certificate Fee


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