Patient Advocates

SABCS welcomes attendance by informed patient advocates representing recognized patient advocacy, education & survivor support organizations.

Registration Category & Fees 

The patient advocate registration category is reserved exclusively for patient advocates and is not intended for medical professionals. Individuals interested in registering under this category either work or volunteer for national not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations that demonstrate a charitable mission, engage in patient advocacy activities, provide support for people with cancer, have a nonprofessional membership, do not offer CME or scientific programs for professionals. In order to receive the complimentary registration, during the registration process advocates must upload an attestation or letter confirming their role as a patient advocate. Individuals registered under this category are not eligible to receive continuing education credit for their attendance. 
Please note, registration for the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation Patient Advocate Program is distinct from the SABCS, and requires a separate registration. For additional information about the ABCF Advocate Program please see below:

Alamo Advocate Program

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
PO Box 780067
San Antonio, TX 78278 

Email: alamoadvocateprogram@gmail.com

Category Price
Patient Advocate Fee No Fee

  

Patient Advocate Mentor Sessions

The Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation runs a grassroots advocacy program to eradicate the presence of breast cancer in our society.  Their mission is to end breast cancer by assisting patients, informing policymakers and expanding knowledge through education and community outreach.

Every year, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation sponsors special mentoring sessions for patient advocates at SABCS. 

Leading experts in the field of breast cancer provide commentary on symposium presentations and respond to advocates’ questions about the relevance of this scientific data.

Click here to learn more about the 2024 Alamo Advocate Program.

Advocate Program

The Annual Advocate Program is sponsored by Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), a non-profit 501[c]3 organization. This San Antonio-based grassroots advocacy, educational, and support organization was established for women and men with breast cancer and for those concerned about breast cancer issues. ABCF is active locally and nationally.

The 1st Annual Advocate Program was held in 1997, in conjunction with the 21st Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, as an educational program specially designed to address the needs of patient advocates and those who support them. 

The administration of this program is handled entirely by Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation. Their 2024 proposal will be mailed to a select list, and we hope you will support their program in addition to the 2024 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Contact Information:

Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
PO Box 780067
San Antonio, TX 78278

Email: alamoadvocateprogram@gmail.com  

Website Address: www.alamobreastcancer.org

Year Funding Sources # Travel Grants Applications # Travel Grants Awarded Total # Advocate Registration to SABCS®
2015  AACR Amgen Oncology AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Avon Foundation for Women Eisai Inc. Genentech BioOncology
Genomic Health, Inc. Julie Ann Carpenter Memorial Fund
NanoString Technologies Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Nektar Therapeutics Novartis Oncology Recycledman Foundation SABCS® Susan G. Komen Syndax Pharmaceuticals 
71  28 196
2016  AACR Amgen Oncology AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Avon Foundation for Women Biotheranostics, Inc. Cascadian Therapeutics Eisai Genentech BioOncology Genomic Health Julie Ann Carpenter Memorial Fund Lumicell
M-3 Health Communications NanoString Technologies
Nektar Therapeutics Novartis Oncology Pfizer The Recycledman Foundation Syndax Pharmaceuticals SABCS® Susan G. Komen  
 63  34 180 
 2017 AACR Avon Foundation for Women Biotheranostics, Inc. The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Cascadian Therapeutics Eisai Genentech BioOncology Genomic Health Immunomedics Julie Ann Carpenter Memorial Fund Merck NanoString Technologies Nektar Therapeutics Novartis Oncology Pfizer, Inc.  The Recycled Man Foundation Seno Medical Instruments, Inc. Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  73   31 222 
2018  AACR Arcus BioSciences Biotheranostics, Inc Joe W and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Celgene Eisai  Elekta Genentech Bio Oncology Genomic Health, Inc Julie Ann Carpenter Memorial Fund Merck & Co Inc NanoString Technologies Nektar Therapeutics Novartis Oncology Pfizer, Inc the Recycledman Foundation San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (in kind) Seattle Genetics Seno Medical Instruments, Inc Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc Theresa's Foundation  61 25 163 
2019  Agendia AACR SSP
 The Joe W and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Eisai, Inc Genentech BioOncology Genomic Health
Julie Ann Carpenter Memorial Fund Mylan
Nektar Therapeutics Novartis Oncology Pfizer, Inc
The Recycled Man Foundation Sanofi-Genzyme
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (in kind) Seattle Genetics Syndax Pharmaceuticals Theresa's Foundation VisionRT 
 57  26  248
2020  N/A  N/A N/A  348
2021   N/A  N/A N/A  304