Twitter lit up this week as submitters were notified their abstracts has been accepted for presentation at the 45th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
One of those celebrating the news was Mya Roberson, MSPH, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. She will present her research on the impact patient-led organizations have on people’s lives. Roberson specifically collaborated with and studied the impact of Project Life, a virtual group for people living with metastatic breast cancer and their loved ones. Founder and CEO Lesley Kailani Glenn, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator Deltra James, and GRASP co-founder Julia Maués are coauthors.
“The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium has been on my radar for a while, but I wasn’t sure if I had the right work for submitting an abstract,” Roberson said. “But I noticed in the last couple of years how strong the advocate presence is at SABCS. So, my patient partners and I submitted an abstract this year.”
She said she conducted a series of qualitative interviews with people living with metastatic breast cancer regarding their contact with Project Life, how they engaged, how they participated, and the affect it had on them. “This organization has had such a profound impact on their lives since its creation,” Roberson said.
The deadline for late-breaking abstracts is Friday, Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. Discounted registration for #SABCS22 remains open until Oct. 31. Visit SABCS.org to register and for information on special rates.