Director: José Luís Passos Coelho
BREAST CANCER SESSION
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer affecting women in the western world. Major advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have led to improved survival as well as to a better quality of life.
In this session, speakers will cover recent advances in the understanding of breast cancer biology, improved diagnostic techniques, challenges related to the interpretation of genetic tests in high risk populations, and specificities associated with diagnosis and treatment of hereditary breast cancer.
Dedicated round tables will address surgical issues raised by a reduction in surgical treatment of breast cancer, advances in medical treatment of residual disease after preoperative chemotherapy by overcoming endocrine resistance, and identification of relevant intracellular pathways and related therapeutic targets.
Lastly, topics such as bone health and targeting of bone environment in the context of early breast cancer will also be addressed.