Highlights From the 13th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer®

Cheryl Zigrand

Release Date: September 30, 2014 | Expiration Date: September 30, 2015
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit


The International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer® was held July 17 - 19 in Huntington Beach, CA. The meeting serves as an update on advances in the breast cancer field with a focus on the clinical implications of the rapid changes the treatment of breast cancer: novel agents, strategies, and improved regimens. Highlights are provided here of a presentation that was given by Linda D. Bosserman, MD, FACP, about how to re-engineer oncology practices to provide better health for patients, as well as case studies that were shared by faculty chairperson Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy, MD, illustrating patients who were exceptional responders to lapatinib despite primary refractoriness to trastuzumab therapy.

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This activity is directed toward medical oncologists and hematologists who treat patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Fellows, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers may also participate.

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After participating in this CME activity, learners should be better prepared to:
  • Discuss strategies to improve care for patients with breast cancer
  • Review current standards and emerging data regarding systemic therapies for the treatment of early-stage, locally advanced, and metastatic breast cancer.

Medical Writer

Cheryl Zigrand
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The American Journal of Hematology/Oncology® Editorial Board Member

Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chair
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Disclosure: Grant/Research Support: Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Puma, Inc. (clinical trial support contracted to University of Southern California); Consultant: Eisai, Novartis

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