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Breast Cancer and Hematology Update: Highlights of the 2019 SABCS and 2019 ASH annual meetings

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This program is designed to bring information learned at national meetings back to the central Pennsylvania area for physicians and other health care professionals to use in their daily clinical practices. The topics chosen represent material presented at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) National Meeting and the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

This activity is not endorsed by or affiliated with SABCS or ASH.


  • Present the latest scientific information from the national meetings.
  • Review treatment and research findings.
  • Assess implications for clinical practice.


  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
  • 7:55 a.m. | Introduction and Welcome
    Harold A. Harvey, MD
  • 8 a.m. | Updates in Recent Improvements in the Management of Lymphomas
    Seema Naik, MD
  • 8:35 a.m. | Review New Treatment Approaches for Multiple Myeloma
    Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD
  • 9:10 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 9:35 a.m. | Discuss Current Biology and Management of Leukemias
    Hong Zheng, MD, PhD
  • 10:10 a.m. | Review Stem Cell Biology and Aging as Precursors of Leukemia
    Witold B. Rybka, MD, FRCPC
  • 10:45 a.m. | Appreciate New Hope in Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes
    Elizabeth H. Federici, MD
  • 11:20 a.m. | Discuss the Role of Thrombosis in Cancer
    Ricardo Carter, MD
  • 11:55 a.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
  • 12:55 p.m. | Update on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
    Natthapol Songdej, MD, MPH
  • 1:30 p.m. | Update on High-Risk Breast Cancer Evaluation and Work-Up
    Daleela G. Dodge, MD
  • 2:05 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:15 p.m. | Discuss Duration of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy
    Harold A. Harvey, MD
  • 2:50 p.m. | Review of New Drugs and Regimens in Early and Late Breast Cancer
    Cristina I. Truica, MD
  • 3:25 p.m. | Explain Role of Biomarkers in Targeted Therapy of Breast Cancer
    Kim Leitzel, MA
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment



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