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Cornering Cancer: Stopping Breast Cancer Dead in its Tracks

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1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Exploring cancer research and treatments with researchers from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, local clinicians and patient advocates

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. For 2019, the American Cancer Society predicts there will be over 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the U.S. alone.

New research has led to prevention, treatment and renewed hopes for patients living with cancer; but what does it take to research cancer, discover and implement new therapies? New findings are being published on a regular basis, but clinicians and patients alike struggle to keep up with all the information. How can patients be their own advocates to get the best treatments possible and understand the latest research breakthroughs for various cancers?

Join us as we discuss these and other questions surrounding five different cancers with researchers from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, as well as local clinicians, and patient advocates.

The events will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on select Sundays from August through December in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater at the Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Tickets for each event are $10 online and $11 at the door (subject to availability). Seating is limited and we encourage purchasing tickets in advance.

Make it a complete night in Balboa Park by also enjoying a delicious meal at the Prado right before the event. The Prado Restaurant is generously supporting these events by offering a two-course dinner from their Centennial Theatre Menu priced at $31.95 per person with an additional 10% discount off your meal and a surprise taste when you show your Fleet tickets to the server upon seating. They’ll even give you a to-go coffee to enjoy on your walk from the Prado to the Fleet. To make a dinner reservation, please call 619-557-9441. See the menu below.

October 20, 2019
Stopping Breast Cancer Dead in its Tracks

Living with breast cancer is now common but women with metastatic breast cancer still frequently die of it. Metastasis means that cancer cells have found a way to move around the body and lodge in important organs like the brain and the bone. By analyzing data directly from patient tumors, SBP scientists have found that defects in one of the most fundamental processes in the body, damage repair, may provide cancer cells the means to begin moving. We will learn ways in which SBP scientists and their collaborating clinicians are using unconventional molecules to stop this process in its tracks.

Featuring:
Dr. Svasti Haricharan, Researcher at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Dr. Rebecca Shatsky, Clinician at UC San Diego
Dr. Helen Eckmann, Patient Advocate

Upcoming events in this series:

November 17, 2019
Pancreatic Cancer: How to Starve a Tumor—New Insights Into Tumor Metabolism

December 8, 2019
Personalizing Medicine for Pedriatic Brain Tumors

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