2011 Update in Breast Cancer: Coverage of the ASCO Annual Meeting

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Ultima Vez Modificado: 8 de febrero del 2011

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Dates: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Location: The Hub Cira Center, 2929 Arch Street, Mezzanine Level, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsoring Group: Abramson Cancer Center

Web Page URL: www.penncancer.org/eventdetail.cfm?id=310

Topics Covered: This symposium is designed to present cutting-edge data from the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting that is relevant to the clinical management of patients with breast cancer.

Objectives: At the completion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify chemotherapy regimens for early-stage and metastatic breast cancer
  2. Discern new clinical data for the use of hormonal therapy in breast cancer
  3. Assess the role of genetics in the prevention of breast cancer
  4. Delineate new targeted therapies and strategies for improved patient care
  5. Discuss surgical issues and local control in the management of breast cancer
  6. Apply innovations in radiation oncology treatment planning and delivery

Registration Information: The registration fee for practicing physicians is $50.00. For nurses and other health care professionals, the registration fee is $25.00. Registration includes dinner and a course sylla- bus. There is no fee for faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students of the University of Pennsylvania. Non-Penn residents and fellows, please call 215- 662-7328 or email for the special rate. Registration forms may be faxed to 215-614-0945, completed online or mailed to Mary Graham, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 1603 Penn Tower, Philadelphia, PA 19104.


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