Posted on December 17, 2021

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager

Breast cancer is a complex group of diseases that occur in a complex world. 

And at Breast Cancer Action, we never shy away from asking critical questions about how issues of screening, treatment, and diagnosis impact people living with and at risk of the disease.

Last week we attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest breast cancer conference in the world, where clinicians and researchers gather to share the latest updates on drugs, treatments, and standards of care. BCAction is in attendance every year to speak up and provide our unique, patient-centered perspective on the latest findings.

Breast Cancer Action’s independent analysis is evidence-based and social justice-focused. We see past the hype and call for more effective, less toxic treatments that truly make a difference in the lives of people who need them. We push past reliance on pharmaceutical interventions and profit-driven prevention strategies to reveal the ways in which inequities, barriers to healthcare, and environmental exposures produced by larger systems drive the breast cancer crisis AND disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and mortality.

Our staff who attended the symposium, myself and Executive Director Dr. Krystal Redman (KR) provided rapid-response updates on social media, and published eight blogs detailing a comprehensive summary of our biggest takeaways.

Check out all of our SABCS 2021 pieces here, and get caught up with the latest updates:  

Our independence sets us apart. 

Because we’ll never accept funds from any entity that profits from or contributes to breast cancer, we can bring you our FREE patient-centered, evidence-based, expert analysis through our blogs, toolkits, and fact sheets, and our Information and Resource services. People like you support our work because you can get rely on us for a unique take you can’t get anywhere else.