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CTRC-AACR 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Teleconferences and Podcasts

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The CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 9-13, 2009, attracts world leaders in cancer research and treatment, including clinical oncologists, industry leaders, basic scientists and translational researchers who are working to improve patient care with the ultimate goal of eradicating breast cancer. Throughout the symposium a series of press briefings and interviews with researchers will take place. Recordings of these events and interviews will be posted to this page of the website. The following schedule will be updated as new recordings are available.

Thursday, December 10 Teleconferences and Podcasts

SABCS 09 Episode 13:
Video interview with Kimberly L. Blackwell, M.D., Duke University Medical Center, discussing "Updated Survival Analysis of a Randomized Study of Lapatinib Alone or in Combination with Trastuzumab in Women with HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Progressing on Trastuzumab Therapy."

SABCS 09 Episode 14: Video interview with James Ingle, M.D., professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic, discussing "A genome-wide association study in patients experiencing musculoskeletal adverse events on aromatase inhibitors as adjuvant therapy in early breast cancer entered on NCIC CTG Trial MA.27."

SABCS 09 Episode 15: Video interview with Theresa A. Guise, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, discussing "Events in the bone micro-environment: Mechanisms of action of bisphosphonates and other agents."

SABCS 09 Episode 16: Video interview with Gordon B. Mills, M.D, Ph.D., chair of the department of Systems Biology and head of the Kleberg Center for Molecular Markers, discussing "Technological needs for realizing the opportunities offered by personalized medicine."

Teleconference Recording: Bisphosphonates and Beyond - due to complications with the sound system at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, this recording will not be available. If you would like to cover this story and need more information, please contact Jeremy Moore at

Friday, December 11 Teleconferences and Podcasts


SABCS 09 Episode 17: Video interview with Martine Piccart, M.D., Ph.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Institut Jules Bordet, in Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Piccart presented the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture; her talk was entitled: "International Breast Cancer Research: Launching an Expedition to the Moon." 

SABCS 09 Episode 18: Watch Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., a founding member of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and professor of Biology at MIT, talk about "Breast Cancer Stem Cells and the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition."

SABCS 09 Episode 19:  Watch Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, talk about "Translational Insights for Clinical Research and Practice."

SABCS 09 Episode 20:  Watch Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., Revlon Women's Cancer Research Program at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team Leader, present updated results of his groundbreaking work with trastuzumab, currently sold as Herceptin by Genetech-Roche.

SABCS 09 Episode 21: Watch Gad Rennert, M.D., Ph.D., Carmel Medical Center and CHS National Israeli Cancer Control Center, talk about "Use of Bisphosphonates and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer."

Teleconference Recording: Drugs in the Pipeline

Teleconference Recording: Patient Management and Prognosis

Saturday, December 12 Teleconferences and Podcasts

SABCS 09 Episode 22: Listen to Eric P. Winer, M.D., director of the Breast Oncology Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, chief of the Division of Women's Cancers, the Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, and a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, talk about the most highly effective chemotherapy regimens at the 2009 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

SABCS 09 Episode 23:  Listen to Rowan T. Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and chief of the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, talk about "Oral Bisphosphonate and Breast Cancer: Prospective Results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)."

Teleconference Recording: Management and Prognosis
Teleconference Recording: Media Q & A - Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D.

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Updated: Dec. 15, 2009