Bay Area Breast Cancer Forum

Dr. Hope RugoThe UCSF Breast Care Center, under the direction of Dr. Hope Rugo and coordinated by Melody Gawliu, hosts a bi-monthly UCSF Bay Area Breast Cancer Forum at which health experts explore the latest developments and advancements in breast cancer research.

The forum provides an excellent venue for our patients and their families to gather new information about topics related to breast cancer and breast health.

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The Latest: July 20th

ASCO 2022 Updates

July 20, 2022. “Updates from ASCO 2022.” Our host Dr. Hope Rugo and her UCSF colleagues Dr. Michelle Melisko, Dr. Laura Huppert, and Dr. Jo Chien shared updates from the annual conference for ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). ASCO's mission is "Conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality, equitable patient care." Some of the topics that our panel discussed were: Signatera, TROPICS, MAINTAIN, and Lumina.

 


April 27, 2022. "Integrative Cancer Care in Breast Cancer." Dr. Hope Rugo is joined by her UCSF colleague Dr. Donald Abrams who provides consultations for cancer patients on incorporating appropriate complementary therapies into their treatment plans, including mind-body treatments, botanical therapies, medical use of cannabis and herbal therapies used in traditional Chinese medicine.

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January 12, 2022. “Updates from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium” Dr. Hope Rugo is joined by her UCSF colleagues Dr. Michael Alvarado (Breast Surgery), Dr. Kimberly Ellis (Breast Surgery Fellow), Dr. Laura Huppert (Medical Oncologist), and Dr. Michelle Melisko (Medical Oncologist) as they share updates from the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (#SABCS21) and answer questions from our attendees.

 


October 20, 2021. "COVID+ESMO+Other Breast Cancer Updates” Dr. Rugo is joined by her UCSF colleagues Dr. Michelle Melisko (Medical Oncologist), Dr. Laura Huppert (Medical Oncologist), and Dr. Shagun Arora (Hematologist/Oncologist) as they share updates from ESMO 2021, have a discussion about COVID, and share other breast cancer advances.

June 16, 2021. "Breast Cancer at ASCO 2021: Hear from the experts!" Dr. Rugo and her colleagues share updates from ASCO 2021.

April 21, 2021. "Applying Data to Clinical Practice: SABCS Updates and Beyond & Updates on Vaccination+Cancer"

February 3, 2021. "Best of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium" Dr. Rugo and UCSF colleagues Dr. Michael Alvarado (Breast Surgery), Dr. Michelle Melisko (Breast Oncologist) and Dr. Theresa Chan (Breast Surgery Fellow), and more.

November 18, 2020. "Updates from ESMO 2020: New Developments in Treatment"
Dr. Hope Rugo moderated the virtual UCSF Bay Area Breast Cancer Forum to discuss results from the recent European Society for Medical Oncology 2020 Virtual Congress.

September 30, 2020. "Making the Most of the Pandemic: Mindfulness in the Time of COVID-19."
Dr. Rugo was joined by Dr. Dianne Shumay to discuss how individuals can practice mindfulness and manage their mental health during the pandemic. 

>>Mindfulness, Cancer and COVID-19: Resources


August 19, 2020. "Exercise Tips for Cancer Patients in the COVID-19 Pandemic: staying safe and healthy."  The following materials were referenced in the forum:


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