17th Annual Life After Breast Cancer Conference

17th Annual Life After Breast Cancer Conference

September 11, 2009
Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Conference Chair: Angela DeMichele, MD

The Abramson Cancer Center was pleased to present the 17th Life After Breast Cancer Conference. This conference was one of the first in the country to address the issues and concerns of breast cancer survivors and their families.

With knowledge gained from mapping the human genome, we can now target the genes and pathways that are involved in turning normal cells into cancer cells. We are on the brink of possessing a toolbox full of advanced technologies waiting to be adapted to benefit patients, while we continue to pioneer new treatmens such as targeted therapies (immunotherapy, biologic therapy) and proton radiation treatment.

Whether at risk for breast cancer, newly diagnosed or long term survivor, attendees received up-to-the-minute information including; the latest laboratory research, treatment advances, clinical trials, and survivorship issues.


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Agenda [PDF]

Brochure [PDF]

Speaker Presentations

Health Care Reform 101
Joseph Carver, MD

Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence
Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD

The Immune Response in Breast Cancer
Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD

Stage 3 & 4 - Designing Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer. Working Towards Personalized Medicine
Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE

Genetic Susceptibility - Breast Cancer
Susan M. Domchek, MD

Hormonal Therapy for the Prevention/Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer
Kevin R. Fox, MD

Malignant Pleural Effusions and Breast Cancer
Joseph S. Friedberg, MD, FACS

Reproduction, Menopause and Survivorship
Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE

Wellness: An "Integrative Approach" to Breast Cancer Survivorship
Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE

Identifying and Staging Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Pathology Report
Carolyn Mies, MD

New Developments in Radiation Oncology
Robert G. Prosnitz, MD, MPH

Main Results of the Physical Activity and Lymphedema (PAL) Study
Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Breast Imaging: A New Generation of Modalities
Mitchell Schnall, MD, PhD

From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Making the Transition
Carrie T. Stricker, PhD, RN, AOCN

Stem Cells and Microenvironment: Illuminating the Path to New Targeted Treatments
Julia Tchou, MD, PhD

Stage 1 & 2 Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy & Biologics: Latest Advances and What's on the Horizon?
Carol Kaplan Tweed, MD

Breast Reconstruction: The Latest Techniques
Liza C. Wu, MD