Saturday, January 25 at 7:00am to 4:40pm
InterContinental Hotel 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
The program reviews current state-of-the-art breast cancer management, highlighting the key components of multi-disciplinary treatment to include surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology. The format of this program consists of lectures and case studies. The emergence of the new breast cancer mammographic detection modality of tomosynthesis will be assessed. Recent advances in surgery are discussed by faculty considered to be world leaders in surgical oncology.
Topics such as targeted axillary dissection and de-escalation of axillary operations in the primary setting and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy will be highlighted. In addition, immunotherapy is becoming a more central theme as recognition of its role in suppressing tumor growth become more elucidated.
This evolving topic will be featured this year and will dovetail into a discussion of HER 2+ cancers, which also have a relationship to the immune system. In medical oncology, the emergence of resistance to antiestrogen therapy has been a vexing problem and will be discussed by a world expert on the topic. The topic in radiation oncology will be advances in partial breast and accelerated radiation techniques.
The ever-popular discussion of fertility issues facing newly diagnosed cancer patients will again be featured. The day closes with a debate on whether we should be irradiating tissue expanders and the always-popular case studies from LAC+USC.