Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, 12/8/2020 All times are CENTRAL Time

2020 SABCS Virtual Symposium

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 8:15 am - 11:00 am CT SPECIAL SESSION Presented by Tigerlily Foundation & AACR
Poster Spotlight Sessions and Panel Discussions
Setting the Stage for Health Equity, Collaboration and Partnership
  • Socio-Economic Access Matters
  • Not a One Size Fits All: Personalized Medicine for the Underserved
  • Policy Change to End Disparities
8:15 am - 10:15 am CT

Special Session: Breast Cancer Care During COVID-19: How Did Patients and Clinicians Respond - A Global Perspective

  • Confronting Inequities of Care
  • Living With Breast Cancer and COVID-19
  • Global Perspectives on Breast Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and How BC was Managed and Lessons Learned


 9:30 am - 11:00 am CT

Clinical Research Workshop

Research technology for clinicians (CTCs, cfDNA, Crispr)
Nicholas Turner, PhD, FRCP, BM, MA

Capturing patient reported outcomes
Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS

Improving clinical trial design
Thomas Braun, PhD

Increasing clinical trial accrual
Deborah Collyar

FDA and Breast Cancer Workshop
Julia Beaver, MD
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Christy Osgood, MD
US Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Trastuzumab Deruxtecan
Preeti Narayan, MD
US Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

Mirat Shah, MD
US Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD

New drugs in the breast cancer treatment landscape: Current fit and future directions
Angela DeMichele, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Global Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening trials in low and middle income countries: Lessons learned
Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, MD, MBBS

Weighing the benefits and harms of breast cancer screening
Philippe Autier, MD, MPH, PhD


10:00 am - 3:00 pm CT Exhibits


11:00 am - 7:00 pm CT


Updates on advances in key areas and in technologies available for translational research. Many of these sessions will provide attendees with a better understanding of the background leading up to talks they will hear in the succeeding days, and some of the techniques that will be used. These presentations should also provide researchers with ideas and techniques to be considered for their own studies.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT

Special Topics in ER+ Breast Cancer

Special topics in early stage ER breast cancer
David Cameron, MBBS, MD

Special topics in metastatic ER+ breast cancer
Ingrid Mayer, MD, MSc

Special topics in ER+ breast cancer: mechanisms of therapeutic resistance
Robert Clarke, PhD

"Choosing Wisely" to Reduce the Toxicity and Burden of Radiation Therapy

Omitting radiotherapy in select situations
Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

Hypofractionated radiotherapy and emerging RT approaches
Jean L. Wright, MD

Strategies to reduce cardiac toxicity
Rachel B. Jimenez, MD

Metastasis - A Moving Target

Evolution and heterogeneity
Andrea Bild, PhD

Jing Yang, PhD

Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Deconstructing TNBC
Rebecca Dent, MD, MSc

State of the art treatment for neoadjuvant/adjuvant triple negative breast cancer
Lisa A. Carey, MD

Metastatic TNBC – What’s new on the horizon?
Jennifer K. Litton, MD

How and when to use immunotherapy and related toxicities
Javier Cortes, MD, PhD

SABCS with the Society of Surgical Oncology present De-escalation of Surgical Therapy: What Does the Data Support


E. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Sarah McLaughlin, MD

Exceptional responders to neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Joerg Heil, MD, PhD

Monica Morrow, MD

DNA Damage Repair

Rescue DNA repair pathway and tumor immunity
Manjeet K. Rao, PhD

DNA repair defect as a driver of therapy resistance
Serena Nik-Zainal, MD, PhD

Targeting DDR
Simon Boulton, PhD

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT

Personalized HER2 Targeted Therapy 2020 - Are We There?

HER2 targeted therapy: Determinates of response and mechanisms of resistance
Rachel Schiff, PhD

Personalized treatment for early stage HER2-positive breast cancer
Aleix Prat, MD, PhD

Treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer - advances and challenges
Nancy U. Lin, MD

The Disparity Crisis in Breast Cancer

Tumor biology by race and ethnicity
John D. Carpten, PhD

Population based trends
Julie R. Palmer, ScD

Treatment differences and consequences
Mariana Chavez MacGregor, MD, MSC

Genomic and Epigenomic Alterations in Resistance 

Epigenetic therapy against high-risk breast cancer
Mathieu Lupien, PhD

The unique epigenetic state of invasive lobular breast cancers
Rinath Jeselsohn, MD

Targeting adaptive resistance
Gordon Mills, MD, PhD

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT

New Frontiers in Immunotherapy

Novel biomarkers in immune therapy response
Lajos Pusztai, MD, DPhil

New targets in myeloid cells
Xiang Zhang, PhD

Rationale for combination therapies (including pre-clinical data)
Sherene Loi, MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Accelerating Recovery After Breast Cancer

Toxicities of breast cancer treatment
Nora Lynn Henry, MD, PhD

Body image and sexual health
Ann H. Partridge, MD MPH

Kathryn Ruddy, MD MPH

Tumor Inflammation (and Metastasis) 

Double edged swords in cancer progression and treatment – Lessons learned from investigating IL-1 and IFN signaling
Sandra S. McAllister, PhD

New insights to cancer-associated systemic inflammation
Karin de Visser, PhD

Obesity, inflammation and breast cancer - what's new
Pamela Goodwin, MD, FRCPC, MSc

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CT OPEN SATELLITE EVENTS

Wednesday, 12/9/2020 - Live Sessions
8:00 am - 8:15 am


8:15 am - 8:55 am CT
8:00 am - 10:30 am CT GENERAL SESSION 1 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm CT EXHIBITS 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm CT


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CT BREAK 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CT GENERAL SESSION 2
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm CT Spotlight Session 1: Novel Therapeutics

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm CT Spotlight Session 2: Refining Targeted Therapy in Hormone Receptor Breast Cancer
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm CT Spotlight Session 3: Advances in the Treatment of HER2+ Disease
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CT OPEN SATELLITE EVENTS
Wednesday, 12/9/2020 8:00 AM CT
The following sessions will be posted and made available for individual viewing - See daily schedule for further information
   Award Lectures
   Plenary Lectures
   Basic Science Forum
   Clinical Science Forum
   Translational Science Forum
   Clinical Case Discussions

Thursday, 12/10/2020

8:45 am - 9:00 am CT


9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT GENERAL SESSION 3 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm CT  Exhibits
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CT BREAK
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CT Spotlight Session 4: Updates on Strategies to Refine Management of the Axilla 
  Spotlight Session 7: Examining Early Events: Novel Models and Neoadjuvant Events  
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm CT

Spotlight Session 5: Current Concepts and Controversies in Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

  Spotlight Session 8: Endocrine Resistance: Emerging Mechanisms and Therapies
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm CT Spotlight Session 6: Novel Approaches to Pathology and Imaging 
  Spotlight Session 9: Challenging Indications and Innovative Approaches for Biomarkers
 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CT

Friday, 12/11/2020

8:30 am - 8:45 am CT


8:45 am - 11:30 pm CT GENERAL SESSION 4
10:00 am - 3:00 pm CT EXHIBITS
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CT

DEBATE - All Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Germline Genetic Testing

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CT BREAK 
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CT

Spotlight Session 10: Hereditary Predisposition

  Spotlight Session 13: Brain Metastases Targets and Treatment

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm CT Spotlight Session 11: Novel Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention: Diet, Exercise and Vaccine 
  Spotlight Session 14: Immune Biomarkers and Immune Oncology
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm CT Spotlight Session 12: Chronic Health Conditions and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivorship
  Spotlight Session 15: Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Metabolism and Metastasis
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT


  View from the Trenches: What Will You Do On Monday Morning?
7:00 pm CT The Year in Review
 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CT OPEN SATELLITE EVENT

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
In collaboration with  Astro     and     SSO