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28th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®
OverviewThe optimal care of patients with breast cancer is rapidly changing as a result of advances in all aspects of patient care, including prevention, screening, and detection, as well as in the primary treatment modalities of surgery, radiation therapy, cytotoxic chemotherapy, and novel biologic therapies. There is an increasing focus on providing multidisciplinary care for patients with complex diseases such as breast cancer through the use of integrated teams of professionals representing the relevant treatment modalities, including surgery, radiation therapy, and systemic medical interventions. The multidisciplinary Miami Breast Cancer Conference™ has been bringing together surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists for 28 years, with the aim of fostering awareness of the state-of-the-art treatments in each therapeutic area and encouraging cross-team cooperation in the clinic. At the 28th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference™, pioneers of innovative approaches in each of these subspecialties will provide insight into the optimal multidisciplinary management of patients with breast cancer and its application to practice.
Target AudienceThis educational program is directed toward medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of breast cancer are also invited to attend.
Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this conference, you should be able to:
- Assess data on the optimization of surgery for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
- Examine recent advances in radiation therapy for the treatment of patients with breast cancer
- Discuss strategies for the prevention of familial breast cancer and management of hereditary risk, including prophylactic surgery and chemoprevention
- Appropriately integrate biomarkers, genomic assays, and other risk assessment tools into treatment decision making for early-stage breast cancer
- Review optimal strategies for endocrine therapy and management of bone health for patients with hormone receptor–positive breast cancer
- Identify appropriate strategies for the use of cytotoxic agents in the treatment of patients with early-stage and advanced/refractory breast cancer
- Discuss standard and novel therapeutic options for patients with HER2-overexpressing breast cancer, including patient selection strategies, combinatorial therapies, and options beyond progression on standard therapy
- Examine the efficacy of targeted agents and how to appropriately utilize them in the treatment of HER2– breast cancer
- Select eligible patients with breast cancer for promising clinical trials
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