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Contact: Lauren Riley
lauren.riley@aacr.org
215-446-7155
American Association for Cancer Research

2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to focus on new treatments, diagnosis and prevention

SAN ANTONIO The 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will be held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 4-8. Now in its 35th year, the symposium will feature new research focusing on emerging treatments in hard-to-treat populations, such as patients with triple-negative breast cancer, and new knowledge on biologic targets and prevention.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the AACR and Baylor College of Medicine will jointly present the symposium. The driving force behind this collaboration is the shared mission of the organizations to advance progress in breast cancer research.

To help guide coverage for the news media, the AACR Communications and Public Relations Department will operate a full-service press room in Room 217A-C of the convention center. In addition, three press conferences will be held in Room 217D. Reporters who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

The first press conference will be on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. CT, and will be hosted by Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Breast Health Clinic at the CTRC. It will focus on the following research:

On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m. CT, Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., associate director for clinical research and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, will host a press conference featuring the following research:

On Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 a.m. CT, C. Kent Osborne, M.D., director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, will host a press conference featuring the following research:

The 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will also present awards:

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The mission of the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is to produce a unique and comprehensive scientific meeting that encompasses the full spectrum of breast cancer research, facilitating the rapid translation of new knowledge into better care for patients with breast cancer. The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Baylor College of Medicine are joint sponsors of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. This collaboration utilizes the clinical strengths of the CTRC and Baylor and the AACR's scientific prestige in basic, translational and clinical cancer research to expedite the delivery of the latest scientific advances to the clinic. For more information about the symposium, please visit www.sabcs.org.



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