Tag Archives: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020: Life—and Birth!—after Breast Cancer

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer For people who want to have a biological child after breast cancer, there are a number of questions and concerns. Dr. Eva Blondeaux provided largely reassuring data about pregnancy in a paper presented on... Read more
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Screen shot from SABCS session on physician under-recognitionSABCS 2020: Disparities and Doctors’ Disconnect

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer Multiple studies show that Black people are consistently under-medicated for pain, whether during dental work or cancer treatment. At my first ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco in September... Read more
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Screen shot from SABCS session on meditationSABCS 2020: Meditation and More

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Officer As a former yoga and meditation instructor I was immediately drawn to Dr. Patricia Ganz’s session on mindfulness at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). I still maintain an active practice, and I felt joy and... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020: Patient-centered FDA Approvals

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Officer I joined Breast Cancer Action as the Communications Officer in July of 2020, which makes this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) my first breast cancer conference. Given that SABCS is geared towards clinicians... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020: Breast cancer and SABCS during COVID-19

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer Nine months in to the COVID-19 pandemic and we all know that virtually every area of our lives been deeply altered. With a vaccine on the immediate horizon—possibly getting FDA approval this week!—there’s... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action LogoWe will be at SABCS – will you?

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Officer Every year, BCAction attends the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest annual breast cancer conference in the world bringing together both researchers and clinical practitioners to present and discuss the... Read more
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SABCS 2019

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Every year we go to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest breast cancer conference in the world, so we can bring you  updates and analysis of the latest breast cancer research and treatment. It's impossible to... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Tiny treatment updates via Tweet

Over a thousand papers are presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium each year, and I attend more than 12 hours of presentations and discussions each day. It’s a lot to cover and I try to focus on the results that are most relevant and interesting to our... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Spending, Cost, and ‘Value’ of Breast Cancer Treatments

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director  The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is a study in contrasts every year. Expensive suits mingle with headscarves. Glossy industry promotions include details about horrible side effects of treatments. And rows of tricked-out booths... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Mixed Results for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director A large, federally-funded study evaluating the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reduce the risk of heart disease, bone loss, and other effects of menopause was stopped early in 2002 when researchers found more breast cancers... Read more
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