Since 1977, the Symposium’s mission has been to provide state-of-the-art information on breast cancer research. From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day program attended by a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and physicians from over 90 countries.
The Symposium aims to achieve a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, health professionals, and those with a special interest in breast cancer.
In 2007, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced a collaboration for the future of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The Symposium has been renamed the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Complementing the clinical strengths of the highly regarded annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the AACR's scientific prestige in basic, translational and clinical cancer research will create a unique and comprehensive scientific meeting that will advance breast cancer research for the benefit of patients.
In 2005, Baylor College of Medicine became a joint sponsor of the symposium and will remain in the CTRC-AACR collaboration.
This Symposium is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.
This international symposium is directed primarily towards academic and private physicians and researchers involved in breast cancer in medical, surgical, gynecologic, and radiation oncology, as well as other appropriate health care professionals. We anticipate 7,500 attendees from more than 90 countries.
SABCS is the world’s most renowned and largest breast cancer meeting.
SABCS exhibits and sponsorships are your best opportunity to communicate directly with leading decision makers and other medical professionals specializing in breast cancer research and treatment.
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center, or CTRC, is a part of UT Medicine San Antonio - the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center. The CTRC is one of the nation's premier cancer centers and first opened its doors in 1974 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing the community with outpatient radiation therapy. More than four decades later, CTRC continues to serve - in a vastly expanded capacity - residents of San Antonio and South Texas, as well as patients from across the U.S., northern Mexico and other countries around the globe.
The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.