Every year during the second week of December, the “breast cancer world” migrates to San Antonio, Texas for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. There, researchers and clinicians from around the world gather for five days with representatives from pharmaceutical companies as well as advocates to present and discuss the latest research on breast cancer. Some years, there are exciting announcements of new findings or approaches while other years see more reports on large clinical trials that are teaching us how to administer treatments, for how long and in what combinations.
This year’s meeting which started on December 10, looks to be more the latter than the former. While I am not able to attend this year (too many people and bacteria for my fragile immune system), I will be monitoring it from afar and reporting to you the pertinent findings in context so that you can figure out what they mean to you.
So don’t be surprised if the news suddenly seems full of breast cancer stories this week. And look to us to help you sort them out with daily blogs summing up the news. Then tune in next Tuesday when the Dr Susan Love Research Foundation will launch the first of our new series, (Im)patient Science, a Facebook chat to answer all your questions from the latest breast cancer news. Check our Facebook pages (Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and Army of Women) next Monday for information on when and how to submit your questions that I will address on Tuesday’s chat.