Patrick I. Borgen, MD, chair of surgery and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Maimonides Medical Center, discussed the importance of attending breast cancer meetings like the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and the Miami Breast Cancer Conference.
In December of this year, we will once again enjoy the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. This is a very long running scientific meeting where a number of the seminal research discoveries over the years have been presented. And while we’re not supposed to really know what is coming out, I think that there are some very important clinical trials that are going to be unblinded and talked about. There are going to be some emerging agents that will play a bigger role. So, we are all very excited about San Antonio this year.
I will mention that while San Antonio shares where things are, it doesn’t really address how to apply them practically and I think that is where the Miami Breast Cancer Conference comes in to take the scientific knowledge from San Antonio and apply it practically. How do I take all of this information and apply it to the patient in front of me. And I think that is what Miami does.