Find out what’s new at 2023 SABCS®


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Breast cancer research and treatments are evolving constantly, and so is the scientific program at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium®, which takes place December 5-9, 2023, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Whether you are a first-time attendee or an experienced participant, the 2023 SABCS® has several new sessions offering the latest in breast cancer science and research.

State-of-the-Art Ssessions

Previously known as Forums, new State-of-the-Art Sessions will feature late-breaking scientific topics and discussions on scientific technologies.

The first State-of-the-Art Session on Wednesday, December 6, will cover Immunotherapy— Purpose, Resistance, and Toxicity with moderator Sherene Loi, MD, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

The second State-of-the-Art Session on Thursday, December 7, takes on Implications of Senescence for Breast Cancer Biology and Treatment with moderator Justin M. Balko, PharmD, PhD, Vanderbilt University.

The final State-of-the-Art Session on Friday, December 8, will take aim at estrogen receptor mutations in breast cancer in Targeting Mutant ER with moderator Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital.

New abstract categories

This year brings a fresh look at abstracts, with all-new abstract categories and a new location for posters in the Exhibit Hall to increase visibility during poster sessions. There will be five total poster sessions throughout the Symposium, with Poster Spotlight Sessions highlighting some of the most exciting research submitted this year. As always, a reception will accompany the poster sessions. With more than 1,700 high-quality abstracts submitted to date, this year’s research at SABCS® is setting the bar a notch higher in the field of breast cancer.

Abstract categories for the 2023 SABCS® include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Computational Biology, and Systems Biology
  • Behavioral and Population Science
  • Breast Cancer Risk, Genetics, and Prevention
  • Cancer Health Disparities
  • Clinical Biomarkers, Translational Research, and Precision Medicine
  • Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery
  • Experimental Therapeutics and Early-Phase Trials
  • Imaging / Early Detection
  • Molecular and Cell Tumor Biology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence
  • Surgery

The window for late-breaking abstract submission closes September 30. To be eligible for consideration, abstracts must include paradigm-shifting basic science discovery, or translational or clinical research of relevance to patients.

Expanded Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall at the 2023 SABCS® is expanding due to popular demand, with a new product theater space and other opportunities to showcase the latest innovative products and services. In addition, the Exhibit Hall will be home to new attendee amenities. Passersby can update their professional photos at the Headshot Lounge, and the relaxing Wellness Lounge will give everyone a place to unwind with chair yoga, massage therapy, and a friendly nuzzle from the Therapy Dogs of San Antonio.

Career Development Forum

Early-career scientists and clinicians have a new opportunity to network, develop, and grow at SABCS®: The Career Development Forum will take place on Saturday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. The forum will cover topics such as planning your first clinical trial, writing grants, and networking. Pre-registration is required for some sessions. Be sure to view the Preliminary Program to learn more and add these items to your schedule when you complete your registration for the Symposium.

Women in Breast Cancer

The session Navigating Success: Women’s Career Development is designed for individuals who have completed their training. The workshop, on Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, is a dynamic and inclusive event aimed to inspire and support women pursuing careers in scientific research. It provides a platform for accomplished female scientists to share their experiences, offer mentorship, and discuss strategies to overcome gender-related challenges in the field. Through engaging talks, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, participants gain valuable insights, build a strong support network, and acquire tools to thrive and excel in their scientific research careers. Pre-registration is required for participation and can be completed during main registration for the Symposium.