Breast cancer mortality is declining in most countries; a detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of cancer progression, phenotypic and genotypic characterization of the disease, screening programs, advanced imaging, local therapies and molecularly targeted drugs have all been fundamental to achieve this success. Nowadays, breast cancer represents the front runner in the path to comparative effectiveness, where new therapeutic interventions are implemented on the basis of "average" benefit, to personalized cancer medicine, where the right treatment is provided to the right patient at the right moment. An updated, multifaceted approach to our patients is now becoming more and more demanding and with these goals in mind, the Programme of this international Conference includes lectures on molecular characterization, updated management of early and advanced disease, strategies to overcome resistance to available therapies, innovative therapies, and multimodal treatments for advanced disease.
Clinical case discussions and debates are planned to allow a continuous and fruitful exchange of experiences and opinions between speakers and participants.
This 10th Breast Cancer Conference includes a highly qualified international faculty, but will maintain its characteristics of a friendly forum where international opinion leaders and attendees will exchange experiences and share the most exiting advances.
In order to reward scientific excellence and to foster international cooperation, the International Scientific Committee of the 10th AIBCC will award the 4th International Prize for Breast Cancer Research to a scientist who has published a breakthrough paper in the previous year and the Monica Boscolo Research Grant to an Italian scientist for a research project to be conducted in cooperation with a foreign institution.
We welcome medical oncologists, pathologists, breast surgeons, radiation oncologists and basic scientists to listen to breast cancer leaders and to exchange experiences in a friendly atmosphere.
- MONICA BOSCOLO RESEARCH GRANT
The Scientific Committee will select the winner of the Monica Boscolo Research Grant. This Research Award is restricted to young Italian researchers (< 40 years) who will carry out a research project in cooperation with a foreign institution.
Download application form (PDF)
- UNIVERSITY OF PADUA AWARD FOR ADVANCES IN BREAST CANCER 2014
The Scientific Committee will nominate a young researcher (< 40 years from any country) who has published, as the principal author, in an international peer-reviewed journal, a manuscript reporting important clinical or biological advances in breast cancer. The winner will be invited to present his/her study during the annual Conference.
Download application form (PDF)
Oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, gynaecologists, biologists and nurses
The official language of the Meeting is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Based on the in force Italian regulations, Accademia Nazionale di Medicina (provider n. 31) will assign to the activity CME (31-99451): 8 CME points.
The Meeting is addressed to physicians specialized in oncology, radiodiagnostics, radiotherapy, clinical pathology, general surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics, biologists and nurses. It will not be possible to give credits to physicians specialized in different fields.
The credit certification is subject to:
- attendance at the entire Meeting
- the completion of the Meeting evaluation form
- the completion of the final questionnaire (at least 75% of correct answers)
Free admission is available for 5 persons “Under 35”. Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until spaces are filled. The Organization Secretary will confirm the registration by email.