Note to Reporters and Editors:
National Cancer Institute Hosts Meeting
on Preoperative Therapy in Invasive Breast Cancer
“Preoperative Therapy in Invasive Breast
Cancer: Reviewing the State of the Science and Exploring
New Research Directions” will seek to determine the state
of the science on this topic because preoperative therapy
is increasingly being administered to women with breast
cancer. Controversies exist, however, regarding optimal
Among the topics to be discussed are: What is established
in the field of preoperative therapy for invasive breast
cancer? How should what is known be properly applied? How
should preoperative therapy be incorporated into research
Leading breast cancer experts will be presenting the state
of the science and engaging in panel discussions. At the
conclusion of the meeting the invited participants will
present a summary report of their findings and recommendations.
For a complete agenda for the workshop, please go to http://ctep.cancer.gov/bcmeeting.
This event will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
||Jo Anne Zujewski, M.D. (NCI)
Jeff Abrams, M.D. (NCI)
Julie Gralow, M.D. (U of Washington School of Medicine and
the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center): Co-chair
Eric Winer, M.D. (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute): Co-chair
Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D. (ASCO President): Co-moderator
Cokie Roberts (NPR and ABC News): Co-moderator
||Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27,
2007: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Press Availability session on March 27 at 4 p.m. in Natcher
||NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center,
Main Auditorium, Bethesda, Md.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Metro. The NIH
campus can be easily accessed via the Medical Center stop
on the Metro’s Red Line. For transportation, parking and
security at NIH, go to http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm.
||To register for the seminar, please contact
the NCI Media Relations Branch at (301) 496-6641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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