LBCA's August Newsletter includes three ILC educational events coming up quickly in August and September (register soon)!  Read on to learn more.
LBCA at ASCO 2019
The American Association of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) held its annual meeting in Chicago in June 2019.  Two advocates from LBCA’s Patient Advocate Steering Committee attended this leading conference of 40,000 oncology professionals representing patients with lobular breast cancer. 

LBCA interviewed two researchers at ASCO who focused on Lobular Breast Cancer.  Poster co-author Dr. Otto Metzger discussed new research that reinforces that ILC is a different disease and is associated with a pattern of late recurrence in pre-menopausal patients.  ASCO Educational Session presenter Dr. Peter Lucas discussed the growing understanding of ILC as a distinct subtype of breast cancer and the role of advocates in drawing attention to ILC.  Advocate Diane Mapes was interviewed by Patient Power about her role as an advocate at ASCO and experience as a patient with Lobular Breast Cancer.  

Are you interested in being an advocate for ILC research?  Learn more about becoming a research advocate.
ASCO 2019 Interviews and Information
The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Program is hosting a patient learning event entitled “Lobular Breast Cancer: An Evening of Learning” on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5:30-8:00pm EST.  The Cleveland Clinic has generously partnered with LBCA to extend an invitation to patients with lobular breast cancer who want to attend this event in person or participate remotely by interactive webcast.

Please Register by August 12 to attend in-person and register in advance to participate remotely in the webcast.  This event is free and dinner and refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome.  
Learn More and Register
SHARE Cancer Support and LBCA will present an advocate-led on-line Lobular Breast Cancer Roundtable Discussion with LBCA co-coordinator Leigh Pate and advocate Elizabeth Viggiano. Please join these seasoned advocates to discuss your concerns and questions about lobular breast cancer and the role of advocacy to advance research educate others and inform self-care.
When:  August 28, 2019 from 6 to 7 PM EST.
Register for the Roundtable
The Fourth Annual Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference (NWMBCC) will be held in Seattle, WA on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.  The one-day conference will include a Lunch and Learn on Lobular Breast Cancer, opportunities to meet other patients with ILC and network with Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance advocates. 

This conference will feature hot topics in Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), sessions on the latest treatment options, sessions on MBC by location of metastasis and a Clinical Trials Fair.  The conference is free but pre-registration is required.  It is open to all patients with any stage cancer and their caregivers.   Limited travel grants are available.  The conference will be live-streamed and available online.
More Information and Register
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