“Evolving Link Between Science and Advocacy at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.” By Eric Rosenthal, Oncology Times

A small but significant historical moment took place during the Survivorship Educational Session on the first day of this year’s 35th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) when the moderator of the “Navigating the Obstacles and Risks of Survivorship” panel announced that she was the first survivor/advocate to lead a session at the symposium, in effect joining the meeting’s faculty ranks as a layperson. The moderator was Susan W. Rafte, Survivor Founder of Pink Ribbons Project in Houston. Perhaps it’s not surprising that breast cancer advocates who birthed the entire cancer advocacy movement sought to be involved in the world’s premier scientific breast cancer meeting.

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