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Breast Cancer 2013

PUBLIC FORUM

Cancer: A Disease of a Thousand Faces


Session 1: Breaking New Ground

BREAST CANCER


Sessions will be delivered in English. Question and Answer period will be bilingual.


Refreshments will be served.


Admission is free, but registration is required. 


Register online, or contact Ms. Annette Novak at (514) 398-4970 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Video Recording of session


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 Date:  Tuesday, October 22, 2013
 Time:  6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
 Address:  McIntyre Medical Building, Martin Theatre, 6th Floor, 1200 Pine Avenue West, Montreal,  H3A  1X1
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 Resources:  

What is Breast Cancer?  What causes Breast Cancer? 

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada 

Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation

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 TremblayM

MICHEL L.TREMBLAY, PHD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre


FACILITATOR

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 MBasik

MARK BASIK, MD

Guerrera Family Cancer Scientist,
Medical Director, Breast Cancer inter-disciplinary team, Segal Cancer Center, Jewish General Hospital,
Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at McGill University


Title: How do we treat breast cancer in 2013: what's new and what's coming

Breast cancer treatment is changing as our understanding of the disease is improving. Surgery is still the main stay but it may not be the first treatment. Chemotherapy combined with biologic therapy is often used, now often prior to surgery. Novel biologic therapies such as everolimus, perjeta and T-DM1are helping to successfully treat advanced and metastatic disease.

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MORAG PARK, PHD

Director, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre
James McGill Professor
Diane and Sal Guerrera Chair in Cancer Genetics


Title: Molecular aspects of breast cancer  

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PSiegel

Peter Siegel, PhD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Oncology
Associate Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University

Title:  Metastatic Breast Cancer – understanding what controls the spread of breast cancer cells.

The most deadly aspect of breast cancer is the spread or metastasis of cancer cells from the primary tumor to sites throughout the body. When breast cancer cells metastasize, they primarily form metastases in specific organs and tissues, including the bones, lungs, liver and brain. The presentation will describe the steps that constitute the metastatic cascade and summarize on our current understanding of the cellular mechanisms that drive this process.

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NBeauchemin

Nicole Beauchemin, PhD

TESTIMONIAL