By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director
Kira and I are back from a week in San Antonio for the largest breast cancer conference in the world—the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). It’s always great to catch up with old friends and make new ones. This year, there was an unprecedented run on our Cancer Sucks buttons and we were down to our last few buttons in just two days!
Breast Cancer Action attends SABCS every year to both bring patient perspectives to researchers and report back to you on what’s new in breast cancer research. In case you missed our reporting, here’s a digest of our 2018 SABCS coverage:
- 41 Years of SABCS and Cancer Still Sucks
- Sleepless in San Antonio? Standard of Care May Change After Wednesday
- Gene Sequencing and Genetic Testing
- Happy and Hopeful about Less Hormone Therapy
- Hormone Therapy Before or Even Without Surgery?
- Changes with Radiation Treatment on the Horizon
- The Hardest Things Matter Most: Disparities and Inequities in Breast Cancer
Since our founding in 1990, we’ve worked to center breast cancer research on the needs of patients. We’ve called for more effective, less toxic treatments that truly make a difference in the lives of people who need them. And we provide anyone who needs it free, unbiased information to make their own deeply personal decisions about breast cancer screening and treatment.
And because we don’t take a dime of corporate funding from pharma or biotech, or any other industry that profits from or contributes to cancer, you can trust that our analysis, which we share on social media and in the blogs we publish, is always unbiased and patient-centered.
In addition to our updates from SABCS, I want to take this opportunity to let you know that after 10 years of sharing her wide-ranging talents with Breast Cancer Action as our Deputy Director, Joyce Bichler will retire at the end of December. Please join me in congratulating Joyce on this milestone and in celebrating her innumerable contributions and accomplishments.
You may have also seen we’re hiring for two positions. Learn more here. And, as always, we welcome hearing from you and welcome your questions and feedback about our work.