Hot Topics Mentor Sessions

In conjunction with the intense learning experience to be had at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) – scholarship recipients, as well as other patient advocates in attendance, are provided with an opportunity to interact with leading medical experts during ABCF’s three-day Hot Topics Mentor Sessions.


The Hottest Ticket at SABCS

The panel of experts at the Mentor Sessions report on the most intriguing, valuable and/or controversial research presented that day and then take questions from the audience. The Mentor Sessions are the premier event for all advocates who attend SABCS, providing them the opportunity to interact with recognized breast cancer experts in an intimate learning environment.


Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF) co-sponsor the Project LEAD Advanced Topics held at SABCS.  This educational program, conducted by NBCCF, helps Project LEAD patient advocate graduates and scholarship recipients to update their knowledge on clinical science and helps prepare them for the sessions at the SABCS.  This session is usually held on Tuesday morning.


ABCF also partners with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to present an educational program for all patient advocates who attend the SABCS.  This special session is held during lunch on Wednesday. This program is designed to help patient advocates better understand the basic science of breast cancer by holding a mini-science course with a short Year in Review.


ABCF partners with AACR (Policy division) and the FDA to provide patient advocates an opportunity to hear new programs at the FDA oncology and to answer questions.  This meeting is open to all patient advocates and is held during lunch on Thursday.


2017 Sessions