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CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Press Conferences

December 6, 2010

SAN ANTONIO — The American Association for Cancer Research Communications Department will hold several press conferences will be held onsite at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The first press conference will take place on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. CT in room 217D of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.

AACR President-elect Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will moderate a press conference on “Patient Screening and Management. Reporters and other interested parties can participate using the following call-in information:

U.S. and Canada: (888) 282-7404
International: (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 25346432

On Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. CT, Robert Coleman, M.D., professor and honorary consultant medical oncologist at the Cancer Research Center, Academic Unit Medical of Clinical Oncology at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, England, will present the results of the AZURE trial. Reporters and other interested parties who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

U.S. and Canada: (888) 282-7404
International: (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 25348290

On Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. CT in room 217D of the convention center, Neil Spector, M.D., professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, will host a press conference on “Targeting HER2 Beyond Herceptin.” Reporters and other interested parties who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

U.S. and Canada: (888) 282-7404
International: (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 25352046

On Friday Dec. 10, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. CT in room 217D of the convention center, Minetta Liu, M.D., director of translational breast cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, will host a press conference on “Circulating Tumor Cells and Metastasis.” Reporters and other interested parties who cannot attend in person can participate using the following information:

U.S. and Canada: (888) 282-7404
International: (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 25352274

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Follow the AACR on Twitter @AACR, and throughout the meeting using the hash tag #SABCS. Recordings of the teleconferences and video interviews with researchers will be posted to the AACR website throughout the meeting: www.aacr.org/page23506.aspx.

The mission of the 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 breast cancer patients. 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. The 33rd annual symposium is expected to draw nearly 9,000 participants from more than 90 countries.

Contact Media:
Jeremy Moore
(267) 646-0557
jeremy.moore@aacr.org
In San Antonio, Dec. 8-12:
(210) 582-7036

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