San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

Since 1977, the Symposium’s mission has been to provide state-of-the-art information on breast cancer research. From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day program attended by a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and physicians from over 90 countries.

The Symposium aims to achieve a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, health professionals, and those with a special interest in breast cancer.

Several novel breast cancer therapies have come onto the market in recent years, significantly changing the breast cancer landscape, specifically in the metastatic setting. The Pathways Heart Study has looked at cardiovascular outcomes and risk variables from breast cancer treatments. A number of breast cancer risk factors as well as the benefits of physical exercise and aspirin use among breast cancer survivors are discussed in this review. Read More ›

Tucatinib added to trastuzumab and capecitabine resulted in a substantial and permanent improvement of progression-free survival and overall survival for all patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with brain metastases, as confirmed by results from the HER2CLIMB study. Read More ›

Sharon Gentry, a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator in Winston-Salem, NC, shares topics presented at the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to help empower patients with breast cancer. Read More ›

Tucatinib-containing therapy resulted in a tumor volume reduction of >80%. Tucatinib was found to be highly effective when combined with paclitaxel plus trastuzumab plus pertuzumab. Read More ›

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatments show equal overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS) benefits in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer with and without brain metastases. Read More ›

The combination regimen of tucatinib, palbociclib, and letrozole in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-positive breast cancer with brain metastases demonstrates an improved central nervous system progression-free survival in a small group of patients. Read More ›

Tucatinib-trastuzumab-capecitabine combination therapy has been shown to double the overall survival in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer with leptomeningeal metastases. Read More ›

Contemporaneous monitoring of HER2 status with circulating tumor cells may help to identify patients who may benefit from modifying the treatment approach with anti-HER2 therapy, through supplementation or switching to another therapy as necessary based on receptor switch. Read More ›

The potential role of the combination of pertuzumab, hormone therapy, plus an aromatase inhibitor as first-line treatment for HER2-positive metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer is further supported by the final analysis of the PERTAIN trial. Read More ›

Among patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, the healthcare resource utilization of brain metastases is significantly higher when compared with patients without brain metastases, underscoring the critical need for effective systemic therapies that improve outcomes and decrease the burden of disease. Read More ›

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