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Public event on breast cancer research

The SAKK patient representative board has organized a public event on the subject of breast cancer. The event will take place on 29 June 2017 in the Marriott Hotel in Zurich.

How is breast cancer treated today? What new medications are available, and who do they help? What are the pros and cons of individual treatment options? How does immunotherapy work with cancer? These are the questions that will be discussed on Thursday, 29 June 2017, at the public event on breast cancer to be held in Zurich’s Marriott Hotel. Renowned specialists from the field of oncology will be speaking at the event.  



16:15–16:40 The principles of treating breast cancer

PD Dr. Thomas Ruhstaller, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen  


16:40–17:05 New developments in drug treatment of breast cancer

Prof. Christoph Rochlitz, University Hospital Basel  


17:05–17:30 Immunotherapy for cancer: What is it? How does it work? What are the benefits, and for whom?

Prof. Miklos Pless, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur  


17:30–17:55 Promoting self-management of breast cancer: A programme managed by people affected for people affected

Dr. Karin Ribi, International Breast Cancer Study Group, and Karin Holm, MBA, President and founder of Patient Advocates for Cancer Research & Treatment (PACRT)  


18:00–18:30 Discussion and refreshments

Moderated by Dr. Peter Durrer, representative of the SAKK patient board  


Those interested in attending the event can register here until 16 June. The talks will be held in German.

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