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Abstract Subject Categories

The subject categories for abstract submission are listed below. You must select the most appropriate category for your abstract and insert its corresponding number in the box on the abstract form. Please be aware that the Symposium Abstract Review Committee may re-categorize your abstract if doing so is deemed appropriate.

Subject Categories List


Axillary Nodes
101. Axillary Staging and Sentinel Nodes

102. Diagnostic Pathology
103. Biopsy Techniques

104. Circulating Markers

105. Circulating Tumor Cells

106. Micrometastases

Imaging and Screening

107. Breast Imaging - Mammography
108. Breast Imaging - MRI

109. Breast Imaging - Other Methods
110. Molecular, Functional, and Novel Imaging
111. Radiology - Tumor Monitoring

112. Screening


113. Detection/Diagnosis - Other

201. Angiogenesis
202. Animal Models
203. Apoptosis and Senescence

204. Biomarkers

205. Cell Cycle Regulation

206. Cellular Mechanisms

207. DNA Damage and Repair

208. Drug Resistance

209. Endocrine Therapy and Resistance

210. Epigenetics

211. Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

212. Etiology/Carcinogenesis

213. Gene Therapy

214. Genetics - Germline Changes

215. Genetics - Somatic Changes

216. Genomics

217. Growth Factors

218. Hormonal Factors and Receptors

219. Immunology and Preclinical Immunotherapy

220. Mammary Development and Differentiation

221. Metabolism and Breast Cancer

222. Microenvironment - Stromal - Epithelial Interactions

223. MicroRNAs

224. Molecular Profiles

225. New Drugs and Machanisms

226. Novel/Emerging Therapeutic Targets

227. Oncogenes/Tumor Suppressor Genes

228. Stem/Progenitor Cells

229. Systems Biology of Breast Cancer

230. Telomeres/Telomerase

231. Tumor Heterogeneity/Molecular Subclassification

232. Tumor Progression, Invasion, and Metastasis

233. Virology

234. Tumor Cell and Molecular Biology - Other

301. Prognostic Factors - Preclinical

302. Prognostic Factors - Clinical Testing and Validation

303. Response Predictions - Biomarkers and Other Factors

304. Prognostic Factors and Biomarkers - Methods

305. Prognostic and Predictive Factors - Other


401. Epidemiology - Population Studies

402. Epidemiology - Genetic and Molecular
403. Ethnic/Racial Aspects
404. Familial Breast Cancer - Genetic Testing

405. Familial Breast Cancer - Molecular Genetics

406. Prevention - Behavioral Interventions

407. Prevention - Nutritional Studies

408. Prevention - Clinical Trials

409. Prevention - Preclinical Studies and Model Systems

410. Risk Factors and Modeling

411. Epidemiology, Risk, and Prevention - Other


Social and Education Issues

501. Advocacy
502. Cost-Effectiveness

503. Disparities and Barriers to Care

504. Doctor-Patient Communication

505. Education

Quality of Life Issues

506. Palliation and Pain Management

507. Psychosocial Aspects

508. Quality of Life - Supportive Care

509. Survivorship Research


510. Psychosocial, QOL, and Educational Aspects - Other


Adjuvant Therapy
601. Adjuvant Chemotherapy

602. Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy

603. Adjuvant Therapy - Targeted

604. Adjuvant Therapy - Other

Advanced Disease Treatment

605. Advanced Chemotherapy

606. Advanced Endocrine Therapy

607. Advanced Therapy - Targeted

608. Advanced Therapy - Other

Surgery and Radiotherapy

609. Breast Conservation

610. Radiotherapy

611. Surgery

612. Reconstruction

Therapeutic Strategies

613. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

614. Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy

616. Antiangiogenic Therapy (Adjuvant and Metastatic)

617. Antibody-Based Regimens

619. HER2-Targeted Therapy

620. Immunotherapy (Clinical)

621. New Drugs and Treatment Strategies

622. Novel Targets and Targeted Agents

623. Signal Transduction Inhibitors

624. Toxicities - Management

Types and Sites of Breast Cancer

625. Bone Metastases

626. Brain Metastases


628. Male Breast Cancer

629. Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Research Resources

630. Patient Resources

631. Tissue and Data Banks

632. Clinical Trials Design and Management


633. Treatment - Other



701. Ongoing Clinical Trials (see rules below)


This category is for work that is ongoing. It is to inform and inspire, and/or to invite the collaboration of others. It is to not to discuss the trial results, either preliminary or formally completed - presentations with this type of information should be submitted as regular abstracts. 

Trials with any type of focus may be submitted (treatment, prevention, biomarker endpoints, supportive care, educational, and psychosocial endpoints). 

What should be presented in the abstract and eventually in the poster is: 

  • A brief background discussion.
  • Trial design
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Specific aims
  • Statistical methods
  • Present accrual and target accrual
  • Contact information for people with a specific interest in the trial

Again, inclusion of preliminary or final trial results will disqualify an abstract in this category and is not allowed on the poster, though information on accrual to date or confirmation of feasibility is acceptable. 


Poster presentations in the Ongoing Clinical Trials category are not subject to SABCS pre-publication and embargo policies.



  • Abstract must be submitted online.
  • The abstract must be in English.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts submitted.
  • There is no limit to the number of authors listed on an abstract.
  • Please see the submissions website for specific details regarding the inclusion of tables.
  • Figures cannot be included in an abstract.
  • Any author who, for religious reasons, cannot present on a particular day of the week, must provide

that information by email to c4asupport@coetruman.com.

  • Submitting an abstract online does not register you to attend the Symposium.  You can register
    for the Symposium by clicking here.



  • When finished with your online submission, be sure to click the "Submit" button.  Abstracts received without a properly completed Disclosure will not be considered.  The size limit for the abstract (including title, body, tables and spaces) is 3400 characters.  Please see the submissions website for specific details regarding tables.
  • Abstracts are due by 11:59 CDT on June 9, 2015.
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