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NCCN 2015 Congress Series™: BREAST CANCER with Updates from the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

By Deborah Moonan, RN, BSN, Director, Medical Education Grants

As the complexity and importance of screening, testing, and individualized treatment strategies for breast cancer have increased, so has clinicians’ reliance on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Breast Cancer and NCCN’s educational interventions to increase knowledge and bridge the gaps between knowledge and competence.

On February 13, 2015, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in Chicgaco, IL, will host the NCCN 2015 Congress Series™: Breast Cancer. The Congress will present a comprehensive summary of the most up-to-date research and clinical data presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

According to William J. Gradishar, MD, Betsy Bramson Professor of Breast Oncology, Professor of Medicine, Director, Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, and Chair of the NCCN Guidelines® panel for breast cancer, “Health care providers caring for patients with breast cancer are increasingly challenged by new developments in disease management. The optimal treatment of breast cancer is becoming increasingly complex, requiring an understanding of the biology of the disease, which, in turn, can inform treatment recommendations both locally and systemically”

The agenda for the NCCN 2015 Congress Series™: Breast Cancer includes topics such as breast cancer risk reduction strategies; management of patient with early stage breast cancer; adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and local therapies; supportive care and survivorship; and management of patients with metastatic disease.

For more information about the NCCN 2015 Congress Series™: Breast Cancer, or to register, visit NCCN.org/events.