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14th World Congress on Breast Cancer Research & Therapies, will be organized around the theme “Breaking Barriers: Equity, Access, and Inclusivity in Breast Cancer Care”
Breast Cancer Summit 2024 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Breast Cancer Summit 2024
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Breast cancer is a complex and prevalent disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells within the breast tissue. It affects both men and women, with women being more commonly diagnosed. Early detection plays a crucial role in improving outcomes. Regular self-examinations, clinical screenings, and mammograms aid in identifying potential abnormalities at an early, more treatable stage.
Breast cancer can be categorized based on its receptors—hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-positive, and triple-negative. Each subtype demands tailored treatment approaches, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, and hormonal therapy. Researchers and medical professionals continue to make strides in understanding the disease, comprehensive care, early intervention, and collaborative efforts remain vital in the fight against breast cancer.
- Track 1-1Chemotherapy
- Track 1-2Radiation Therapy
- Track 1-3Malignancy
Immunotherapy, a groundbreaking approach harnessing the body's immune system to fight cancer, is making remarkable strides in breast cancer treatment. By stimulating immune cells to recognize and attack cancer cells, immunotherapy offers new hope in combating this prevalent disease. Immunotherapy's potential to provide durable responses and transform the breast cancer landscape is undeniable. As ongoing research refines its applications, the future holds promise for more effective, precise, and less invasive breast cancer treatments.
- Track 2-1Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Treatment
- Track 2-2Immunomodulatory Approaches to Enhance Anti-Tumor Response
Not all young women with breast cancer will require chemotherapy, but there are various situations where chemotherapy may be recommended. Breast cancer treatment involves a range of strategies designed to target and eliminate cancer cells. Key approaches include Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Targeted Therapy, Immunotherapy, Precision Medicine, Clinical Trials. Treatment plans are personalized, often combining methods for optimal results. Collaborative decision-making ensures informed choices for each patient's journey to recovery.
- Track 3-1Adjuvant Chemotherapy
- Track 3-2Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
- Track 3-3Advanced Breast Cancer
Mastectomy is a pivotal surgical procedure in breast cancer treatment. It involves the removal of the affected breast tissue to eradicate or prevent the spread of cancer. Mastectomy decisions are influenced by factors such as tumor size, location, and patient preference. Advances in surgical techniques and reconstruction options aim to improve both physical and emotional well-being post-surgery. Comprehensive discussions between patients and healthcare teams ensure informed choices for a smoother recovery and renewed confidence. Depending on the case, different types of mastectomy may be recommended:
- Track 4-1Total Mastectomy
- Track 4-2Modified Radical Mastectomy
- Track 4-3Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
- Track 4-4Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
Breast cancer surgery is a common treatment option for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. The main goals of breast cancer surgery are to remove the cancerous tissue, determine the extent of the disease, and sometimes, to assess the lymph nodes for any signs of cancer spread. It's important to note that surgery is often just one part of the treatment plan for breast cancer. Depending on the stage and characteristics of the cancer, other treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy might also be recommended.
- Track 5-1Lumpectomy
- Track 5-2Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Track 5-3Reconstructive Surgery
- Track 5-4Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is a type of breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body, such as the bones, liver, lungs, or brain. In metastatic breast cancer, the cancer cells have traveled through the bloodstream or lymphatic system from the original tumor site in the breast to distant sites in the body. Metastatic breast cancer is considered incurable, but it can often be managed and treated to help control the growth of the cancer, relieve symptoms, and improve the person's quality of life.
- Track 6-1Immunotherapy
- Track 6-2Radiation Therapy
- Track 6-3Palliative Care
- Track 6-4Hormone Therapy
Breast cancer radiation therapy, also known as radiotherapy, is a common treatment option used to target and destroy cancer cells in the breast tissue after surgery (such as lumpectomy or mastectomy) or to help alleviate symptoms in cases of metastatic breast cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to damage the DNA of cancer cells, preventing them from growing and dividing. While radiation therapy is generally well-tolerated, it can lead to side effects, which may include fatigue, skin changes (like redness or irritation in the treated area), and, in some cases, breast tissue changes. These side effects are typically temporary and can be managed with appropriate care and guidance from the healthcare team.
- Track 7-1External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Track 7-2Internal Radiation (Brachytherapy)
Breast cancer therapies encompass a range of treatment options that can be tailored to the type, stage, and characteristics of the breast cancer, as well as the individual's overall health and preferences. These therapies aim to eliminate or control the cancer cells, prevent recurrence, and improve the person's quality of life. The specific treatment plan will depend on factors such as the stage of cancer, hormone receptor status, HER2 status, overall health, and patient preferences. Treatment plans may also involve a combination of these therapies. It's important for individuals with breast cancer to have open and detailed discussions with their healthcare team to make informed decisions about the most suitable treatment approach.
- Track 8-1Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Track 8-2Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Clinical trials play a crucial role in advancing medical knowledge and improving treatment options for breast cancer. Clinical trials are research studies that involve volunteers and aim to test new interventions, treatments, drugs, or medical procedures to determine their safety and effectiveness. Participating in a clinical trial can provide individuals with access to cutting-edge treatments that may not yet be widely available and contribute to the development of new therapies.
- Track 9-1Metastatic and Advanced Disease
- Track 9-2Personalized Medicine
- Track 9-3Prevention and Risk Reduction
Breast cancer during pregnancy is a rare occurrence, but it can be a complex and challenging situation for both the mother and the medical team. The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy need to carefully consider the health and well-being of both the mother and the developing fetus. The goal is to provide the best possible outcomes for both the mother and the baby. Open communication between the patient, healthcare team, and specialists is crucial to making informed decisions and ensuring the best possible care for both the mother and the developing fetus.
- Track 10-1Breastfeeding
- Track 10-2Multidisciplinary Team
- Track 10-3Fetal Monitoring
Male breast cancer is a rare condition compared to breast cancer in females, but it's important to recognize that men can also be affected by this disease. Research into male breast cancer helps to understand its causes, risk factors, treatment options, and outcomes. As with any medical research, collaboration between researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, and advocacy groups is essential for advancing our understanding of male breast cancer.
- Track 11-1Epidemiology and Risk Factors
- Track 11-2Genetics and Biomarkers
- Track 11-3Health Disparities
Mammography is a widely used medical imaging technique that involves using low-dose X-rays to create detailed images of the breast tissue. It is primarily used for breast cancer screening and early detection. Mammograms can detect small abnormalities in the breast tissue, including those that cannot be felt during a clinical breast exam. Early detection through regular mammograms and other screening methods can significantly increase the chances of successful treatment and recovery from breast cancer.
- Track 12-1Screening Mammography
- Track 12-2Diagnostic Mammography
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure aimed at rebuilding the breast after it has been removed due to cancer (mastectomy) or damaged by other treatments. It's an option for individuals who have undergone a mastectomy and want to restore the appearance of their breast(s). Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as the mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or as a separate procedure later on (delayed reconstruction). It's important to have open and thorough discussions with healthcare providers to explore the various options and make an informed choice that aligns with individual needs and goals.
- Track 13-1Implant-Based Reconstruction
- Track 13-2Autologous Tissue (Flap) Reconstruction
While it's not always possible to prevent breast cancer entirely, there are several lifestyle choices and strategies that can help reduce the risk of developing the disease. Regular screenings, self-exams, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are essential components of breast health.
- Track 14-1Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Track 14-2Avoid Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Track 14-3Regular Screening
- Track 14-4Limit Exposure to Environmental Toxins
Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that uses drugs to target and destroy rapidly dividing cancer cells throughout the body. It is commonly used in the treatment of breast cancer to shrink tumors, prevent cancer from spreading, and destroy any cancer cells that may remain after surgery. Chemotherapy might also be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy.
- Track 15-1Effectiveness and Monitoring
- Track 15-2Management of Side Effects
- Track 15-3Psychological Support