33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium kicks off

What if I told you that losing your hair during chemotherapy may not be inevitable or that sometimes making irrational decisions can be beneficial? Or how about this...did you know that even cancer cells get stressed? Would I have your attention? These fascinating topics will be explored over the next few days at the 33rd annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, along with presentations on the latest research and treatment in breast cancer.What began in 1978, when a group of 141 physicians and surgeons from a five-state area got together to discuss ways to reduce the death rate caused by breast cancer in San Antonio and surrounding counties, has turned into an international conference attended by physicians, researchers and advocates from over 90 countries. The overall objective of SABCS, however, remains the same. Its mission is to produce a unique and comprehensive scientific meeting that encompasses the full spectrum of breast cancer research, facilitating the rapid translation of new knowledge into better care for breast cancer patients.For the next few days, the CURE team will be bringing you updates from this very important gathering of international thought leaders. Not only will we deliver the latest and greatest scientific news surrounding breast cancer, but will also be talking to survivors and advocates about their passionate causes. We'll be blogging, tweeting, writing and filming daily so be sure to follow us!