Concept to Cure: The Process from Research to Market and Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference 

Tue., March 5, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. | Hilton San Diego Bayfront

In San Diego County, six women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day and we lose one woman a day to this disease. The vast majority of those that die from breast cancer die from metastatic breast cancer (MBC). To reach our bold goal of cutting the number of breast cancer deaths each year in half, Susan G. Komen knows we need to focus on MBC—through developing effective treatment, providing needed resources to support better outcomes, and unlocking the cures.

Susan G. Komen® San Diego will host San Diego’s second annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference, bringing together patients, scientists and physicians to learn about the latest innovations in MBC treatments, clinical trials, and patient support. The agenda has been developed based on Komen San Diego’s in-depth needs assessment and MBC patient interviews.

Breakfast and lunch will be included. This event is free of charge, but capacity is limited. Please RSVP.



7:30 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:45 a.m.


Shaina Gross – Susan G. Komen San Diego President & CEO

Panel discussion on the steps of new treatment development, featuring clinical trial experts (speakers to be announced soon).

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 – 11:45 a.m.


Fast Pitch Contest – Local San Diego researchers will have 5-10 minutes to pitch their current work related to Metastatic Breast Cancer, to a panel of judges, for a chance to win a $1,000 award, sponsored by the Doris A. Howell Foundation.  Patients are welcome to attend this session and listen to the emerging work in our region. 

Thriving with Metastatic Disease – This session will feature presentations from The Healing Foods Program of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and Cancer and Careers.  Attendees will learn about healthy eating, cooking and nutrition, as well as workplace laws and protections for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and tips to continue working during treatment. 

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Inspirational Keynote Presentation by Dr. Tarane Sondoozi, Psychologist with Scripps Health and breast cancer survivor.  Dr. Sondoozi will discuss her personal breast cancer journey, how to accept and take control of your diagnosis and the keys to successful communication between patients and their medical team. 


Gold Level 

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront