Program Schedule

Symposium Program Booklet (pdf 2.5MB)

Preliminary Symposium Program (pdf 3MB)

Friday, May 17

Saturday, May 18


Friday, May 17:

Breast Art Gallery
All Day / Balboa Bay

Yoga
6:00 AM-7:00 AM / Bristol

Wellness Work-Out
6:00 AM-7:00 AM / Bristol

Registration
7:00 AM--6:00 PM | Banquet Level 2

Breakfast
7:00 AM-8:00 AM / Banquet Level 2

Welcome
8:00 AM-8:15 AM / Pacific Ballroom

Teresa Burgess, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, California Breast Cancer Research Council

Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, California Breast Cancer Research Program

Keynote Address
(Keynote address begins at 17:00)
8:15 AM-8:45 AM / Pacific Ballroom

Pushing the Envelope: 20 Years of Pioneering Breast Cancer Research in California
Susan Love, M.D, M.B.A.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

 

 

Plenary Session – Advocacy and Research
8:45 AM-10:15 AM / Pacific Ballroom

Advocates made breast cancer research a priority in California and can make a very real contribution to all studies. This panel of researchers and advocates will describe how including breast cancer and community advocates in identifying research questions, designing and implementing studies and disseminating results has contributed to the advancement of our knowledge in this field.

Moderator:
Cacilia Kim, J.D., Ph.D.
California Women's Law Center

Speakers:
Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Community Campus Partnerships for Health | University of Illinois at Chicago

Diana Chingos
University of Southern California Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council

Musa Mayer
Advanced Breast Cancer.org

Michael Press, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Southern California

 

Break
10:15 AM-10:30 AM

Early Life Exposures to the Breast
10:30 AM-12:00 PM / Catalina 1

Factors influencing the maturing breast can affect the risk of developing breast cancer later in life. The speakers in this session will discuss the biological, environmental and sociological exposures that can be contributing to breast cancer risk.

Moderator:
Melanie Marty, Ph.D.
California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Speakers:
Biological Windows of Breast Susceptibility
Gwen Collman, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer Across Generations
Barbara Cohn, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.C.P.
Public Health Institute

Social and Cultural Influences on Breast Cancer Risk
Sarah Gehlert, Ph.D.
Washington University

Breast Cancer 101
10:30 AM-12:00 PM / Newport Beach

This workshop will teach the fundamentals of breast cancer basic science and clinical outcomes to symposium attendees who do not have a background in scientific research.

Leader:
M. Ellen Mahoney, M.D., F.A.C.S.
St. Joseph Hospital Eureka

Chemicals Testing Workgroup
10:30 AM-12:00 PM / Catalina 2

Investigators funded to develop new assays to determine how chemicals may affect the risk of breast cancer will discuss the science and policy issues surrounding their work. They will present perspectives of their work trying to measure the ways that BPA (bisphenol A), as an example of a chemical of concern, may affect the breast. Then we will open up a discussion of the future of testing chemicals for their impact on breast cancer risk.

Facilitator:
Catherine Thomsen, M.P.H.
California Breast Cancer Research Program

Panel Members :
Ruthann Rudel
Silent Spring Institute

Chris Vulpe, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Michael Denison, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Zena Werb, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Shiuan Chen, Ph.D.
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

Shanaz Dairkee, Ph.D.
California Pacific Medical Center

John Peterson Myers, Ph.D.
Environmental Health Sciences

Changing Federal Priorities for
Breast Cancer Research

12:15 PM-1:15 PM / Catalina 1

The Interagency Breast Cancer and Environment Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC) released a seminal report in January 2013 that outlined a new path for breast cancer prevention research. This session will report the IBCERCC’s findings and recommendations, and chart the future directions of breast cancer research at the state and federal levels.

Interagency Breast Cancer and
Environment Research Coordinating
Committee: Charge and Report

Jeanne Rizzo, R.N.
Co-Chair, Interagency Breast Cancer and
Environment Research Coordinating
Committee

The Impact of the Report on Communities
Ysabel Duron
Member, Interagency Breast Cancer and
Environment Research Coordinating
Committee

NIH Responds
National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences: Gwen Collman, Ph.D., Director,
Division of Extramural Research & Training

National Cancer Institute: Debbie Winn, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Cancer
Control and Population Sciences

CBCRP – Leader and Follower
Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, California Breast Cancer Research Program

 

Exhibitor Showcase
12:00 PM-1:30 PM / Emerald Bay

Poster Viewing (unattended) No Host Lunch
12:00 PM-1:30 PM / Laguna Beach

What We're Learning from You
1:30 PM–3:00 PM / Catalina 1

Large population studies are critical tools in understanding how breast cancer develops and determining what we can do to prevent it. The speakers will discuss on-going studies for understanding the origins of breast cancer and ways attendees can get involved to further our knowledge.

Moderator:
Naz Sykes
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Speakers:
Persistent Organic Pollutants & Breast Cancer Risk
Peggy Reynolds, Ph.D.
Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Using Komen Tissue Bank Specimens to Re-define Normal
Susan E. Clare, M.D., Ph.D.
Indiana University

Health of Women Study
Susan Love, M.D., MBA
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

Early Stage Disease
1:30 PM–3:00 PM / Catalina 2

Defining early breast cancer has proved to be more complicated than simply identifying the tumor when it is small. This session will explore the biology and emerging technology that will help us recognize and manage early stage breast disease.

Moderators:
Terri Burgess, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Marta Nichols
Breast Cancer Connections

Speakers:
Stratifying DCIS Biopsies for Risk of Future Tumor Formation
Thea Tlsty, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Antibody-based Targeting of Breast Cancer Stem Cells
Claudia Gottstein, M.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Powered by Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
Lei Zhang, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Aggressive Breast Cancer
1:30 PM–3:00 PM / Newport Beach

The options for treating aggressive breast cancer have expanded through the past decade, but we still have much to learn about how to cure it. This session will explore the biology of and clinical approaches for treating advanced breast cancer and metastatic disease.

Moderator:
Mark Pegram, M.D.
Stanford University

Speakers:
Identifying Novel Drugable Targets Against Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Andrei Goga, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Towards Highly Effective Inactivation of HER2-HER3 Signaling
Mark Moasser, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Brain (pdf)
Brunie Felding, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute

Hands-on Demonstration of Tools for Research and Advocacy
3:00 PM-4:30 PM / Pacific Ballroom

In this session attendees will learn about tools available to support research and advocacy efforts and get practical, hands-on training for using them.

Tools Include:
Breast Cancer Cause and Prevention Paradigm Tool
David Rehkopf, Sc.D., M.P.H.

BreastCancerTrials.org
Susan Colen

Community Level Breast Cancer Mapping
Natalie Collins, M.P.H.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation's Love/Avon Army of Women
Leah Wilcox Eshraghi, M.P.H.

PhotoVoice
Sora Tanjasiri, Dr.P.H.

Socio-Demographic Questions for Breast Cancer Research
Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D.

TOXNET and Tools from the National Library of Medicine
Kay Deeney

How to Develop a Good Advocate-Researcher Partnership
3:00 PM-4:00 PM / Newport Beach

In this interactive session, an advocate, a researcher and a scientific/programmatic reviewer will tell their stories of including advocates in applying for and carrying out research. The session will include a conversation about the opportunities, barriers and best practices for including community voices in CBCRP-funded research.

Facilitator:
Marj Plumb, Dr.P.H., M.N.A
Plumbline Coaching and Consulting, Inc.

Discussants:
Cynthia A. Gómez, Ph.D.
Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University

Michele Rakoff
Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund

Paul Yaswen, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Exhibitor Showcase
3:00 PM-4:30 PM / Emerald Bay

Poster Discussion
4:30 PM-6:00 PM / Catalina 1

Selected CBCRP investigators will give oral presentations of their posters.

Moderator:
Jon Greif, D.O., F.A.C.S.
Bay Area Breast Surgeons, Inc.

Marta Nichols
Breast Cancer Connections

Speakers:
Factors Influencing the Requirement for Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene BRCA1 during Homologous Recombination (ppt)
Jeremy Stark, Ph.D.
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Developing the Capacity for Community-driven Research to Eliminate Disparities in Mammography for Latinas (pptx)
Stergio Roussos, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Felicia Batts, M.P.H.
University of California, Merced and Alliance for Community Research and Development

A Driver of Mammary Stem Cell Behavior during Pregnancy Plays a Role in Aggressive Breast Cancer (pptx)
Jay Desgrosellier, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Secreted Circulating microRNAs Predict Breast Cancer Outcomes (ppt)
Emily Wang, Ph.D.
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Clinical Trials information and Access for Underserved Women (pptx)
Galen Joseph, Ph.D. and
Alyssa Nickell, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco and The Shanti Project

Community Research Collaboration Informational Session
4:30 PM-6:00 PM / Newport Beach

This session will provide a brief overview of community-based participatory research, information about applying for Community Research Collaboration awards, as well as perspectives on CBPR trainings and partnerships.

Leader:
Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D.
California Breast Cancer Research Program

Speakers:
Phyllis Clark
The Healthy Heritage Movement, Inc

Kimberly Parra
Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas

Kim Harley, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley

Breast Cancer Risk and Survival
4:30 PM-6:00 PM / Catalina 2

One major area of investigation is exploring why some groups are more successful at surviving breast cancer than others. This session will present research on clinical and socio-cultural survivorship issues.

Moderators:
Sora Tanjasiri, Dr.P.H.
California State University, Fullerton

Speakers:
A Multiethnic Study of Comorbidities and Breast Cancer Survival
Anna Wu, Ph.D.,
University of Southern California

Influence of Body Size on Breast Cancer Survival in a Multiethnic Study
Marilyn Kwan, Ph.D
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

Sister Survivor, Building the African American Cancer Coalition: Process and Research Outcomes
Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, Ph.D. and Kommah McDowell, M.S.L.M.
City of Hope National Medical Center and Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation

CBCRP Listens
6:00 PM–7:00 PM / Catalina 2

This open forum will give symposium participants the opportunity to share ideas about CBCRP research priorities with the CBCRP council members and director, and to help us chart the future of the CBCRP.

Reception
7:00 PM-10:00 PM / Fountain Terrace and Garden Terrace Patio

Join the CBCRP for food, music and dancing as we commemorate 20 years of innovative research.

 

Saturday, May 18:

Breast Art Gallery
All Day / Balboa Bay

Yoga
6:00 AM-7:00 AM / Bristol

Wellness Work-Out
6:00 AM-7:00 AM / Bristol

Registration
7:00 AM-12:00 PM / Banquet Level 2

Advocate/Scientist Collaboration Breakfast
7:00 AM-8:30 AM / Pacific Ballroom

Experts will lead informal small group discussions on critical topics and important gaps in breast cancer research. Discussion leaders and topics to be announced.

Discussion Topics
How Advocates Can Improve Funding Chances and Research Outcomes
Michele Rakoff
Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund

Paul Yaswen, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Conducting Research that Drives Health Policy
Nancy Buermeyer
The Breast Cancer Fund

Melanie Marty, Ph.D.
California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Cultural Considerations when Researching Access to Care
Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, Ph.D.
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

Mary Anne Kreshka, M.A.
Sierra Streams Institute

Developing Community Research Collaborations
Maria Caprio
Shanti Project, Inc.

Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D.
California Breast Cancer Research Program

Diana Peacher
Cancer Resource Center of the Desert

Socially Responsible Drug Development
Terri Burgess, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Karuna Jaggar
Breast Cancer Action

Research Funding from CBCRP: Opportunities and Feedback
Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, M.D., M.P.H.
California Breast Cancer Research Program

Katherine McKenzie, Ph.D.
California Breast Cancer Research Program

 

 

Welcome
8:30 AM-8:45 AM / Pacific Ballroom

Mistress of Ceremonies:
Holly Mitchell
Assemblymember, California State Assembly 54th District

Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, California Breast Cancer Research Program

Mary Croughan, Ph.D.
Executive Director, University of California Research Grants Program Office

Naz Sykes
Chair, California Breast Cancer Research Council

Role of Research in Setting Breast Cancer Policy
8:45 AM-10:30 AM / Pacific Ballroom

Research and public health policy have an integral relationship that affects how research questions can be asked and how research results can be applied. The panelists in this session will discuss how laws on genetic patents, privacy, breast cancer screening guidelines, and health care reform will shape how research is conducted and health care is provided in the decades ahead.

Moderator:
Jeanne Rizzo
The Breast Cancer Fund

Speakers:
Laura Esserman, M.D., M.B.A.
University of California, San Francisco

Shobita Parthasarathy, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Terri Thorfinnson. J.D.
California State Office of Women’s Health (retired)

 

 

Break
10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Addressing Breast Cancer Disparities
11:00 AM-12:30 PM / Catalina 1

Researchers will present the results from the CBCRP-funded projects investigating the reasons for and solution to disparities in clinical and psycho-social health.

Moderators:
Cynthia A. Gómez, Ph.D.
Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University

Ysabel Duron
Latinas Contra Cancer

Speakers:
Nuevo Amanecer: Promoting the Psychosocial Health of Latinas
Anna Napoles, Ph.D. and Carmen Ortiz, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco and Circulo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center

Quality of Mammography Facilities Serving Vulnerable Women
L. Elizabeth Goldman, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Macrophages in Breast Cancer Patients of African Descent
Rita Mukhtar, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Breast Cancer Cause and Prevention
11:00 AM-12:30 PM / Catalina 2

CBCRP-funded researchers will present their investigations into the causes of breast cancer and approaches for preventing it.

Moderators:
Jim Ford, M.D.
Stanford University

Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D.
The Breast Cancer Fund

Speakers:
Epigenetic Changes as Modifiers of BRCA1/ BRCA2 Cancer Risk
Susan Neuhausen, Ph.D.
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

Immigrant Experience & Breast Cancer Risk in Asians (pptx)
Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D.
Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer
David Feldman, M.D.
Stanford University

 

Keynote Lunch
12:30 PM-2:00 PM / Pacific Ballroom

Mistress of Ceremonies:
Holly J.Mitchell
California Assembly 54th District

Cornelius L. Hopper Poster Award Presentations
Cornelius L. Hopper, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs, Emeritus
University of California System-wide

Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, California Breast Cancer Research Program

Keynote Address:

Molecular Diversity of Human Breast Cancer: Clinical and Therapeutic Implications
Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

 

Environment and Breast Cancer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM / Catalina 1

CBCRP-funded researchers will present their investigations into the role of environmental factors in the risk of developing breast cancer.

Moderators:
Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H.
Science and Environment Health Network

Karuna Jaggar
Breast Cancer Action

Speakers:
Light at Night and Breast Cancer Risk in California Teachers
Susan Hurley, M.P.H.
Cancer Prevention Institute of California

Pesticide and Gene Interactions in Latina Farm Workers
Paul Mills, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Cadmium and the Timing of Menarche and Pubertal Development in Girls
Rudy Rull, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Reno

Translating Research for Impact
2:00 PM-3:30 PM / Catalina 2

CBCRP-funded investigators will describe how they are translating their research findings into real-world applications.

Moderators:
Arash Naeem, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Karren Ganstwig
Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance

Speakers:
Measuring Real-World Breast Cancer Outcomes
Allison Kurian, M.D.
Stanford University

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: A Patient-Doctor Intervention
Celia Kaplan, M.A., Dr.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco

At-Home Group Video Calling to Support Rural Women (ppt)
Mary Anne Kreshka, M.A., Joanne Hild, M.S. and Cheryl Koopman, Ph.D.,
Sierra Streams Institute and Stanford University

 

Poster Presentations
3:30 PM-4:30 PM / Laguna Beach

Exhibitor Showcase
3:30 PM-4:30 PM / Emerald Bay

Closing Session
4:30 PM-5:00 PM / Newport Beach