By Haleemah Atobiloye, Program Manager
We sent 5 members of our small but mighty team to this year’s SABCS – and now we’re reporting back to you.
The BCAction team attended this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) from December 6th through December 10th with our critical and social-justice-focused lens, to provide our unique, patient-centered perspective on the latest breast cancer findings.
SABCS is the largest breast cancer conference in the world that gathers doctors, researchers, patient advocates, and Big Pharma industry representatives to share the latest updates on drugs, treatments, and standards of care.
Throughout the week, our staff who attended the symposium, including myself, Executive Director Krystal Redman, Deputy Director Heather Perkins, Program Officer and Operations Manager Zoe Christopher, and Communications Manager Tibby Reas Hinderlie, provided rapid-response takes on social media and published 12 blog posts detailing a comprehensive summary of our biggest takeaways.
As we know, breast cancer awareness and making healthy lifestyle choices are not enough to address and end the breast cancer crisis. Our analysis from this year’s conference further solidifies this stance demonstrating across a range of topics that breast cancer is a social justice and public health issue.
Check out our #SABCS22 blog posts now, on the following topics:
Our strategic plan segments our work into three core components: Action & Accountability, Equity & Justice, and Advocacy & Research. We operationalize our values in our advocacy and research work by insisting on patient- and people-centered practices, policies, science, and treatment, and our SABCS analysis is a significant part of this work.
We are unabashed about infiltrating a space designed for clinicians and practitioners and demanding the industry grapple with what truly patient-centered science and research could look like.
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