This group photo taken during the 10th Anniversary Conference at MD Anderson (February 11-12 2017). Researchers, doctors, patients and family members from around the world were in attendance to share latest findings and discuss the future. -photos used with permission
We are pleased to announce that all 3 manuscripts describing the proceedings from the Morgan Welch Program’s 10th Anniversary conference have now been published in the Journal of Cancer. Thank you to all authors for their hard work in writing up these important papers which will serve as key references for the coming years in the field. The links to the papers, all open-access are below for your reading.
Ueno NT, Espinosa Fernandez JR, Cristofanilli M, Overmoyer B, Rea D, Berdichevski F, El-Shinawi M, Bellon J, Le-Petross HT, Lucci A, Babiera G, DeSnyder SM, Teshome M, Chang E, Lim B, Krishnamurthy S, Stauder MC, Parmar S, Mohamed MM, Alexander A, Valero V, Woodward WA. International Consensus on the Clinical Management of Inflammatory Breast Cancer from the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program 10th Anniversary Conference. J Cancer 2018; 9(8):1437-1447. doi:10.7150/jca.23969. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v09p1437.htm
(**We especially wish to highlight this paper because its builds on the previously published version of the guidelines published in 2011)
Woodward WA, Cristofanilli M, Merajver SD, Van Laere S, Pusztai L, Bertucci F, Berditchevski F, Polyak K, Overmoyer B, Devi GR, Sterneck E, Schneider R, Debeb BG, Wang X, van Golen KL, El-Zein R, Rahal OM, Alexander A, Reuben JM, Krishnamurthy S, Lucci A, Ueno NT. Scientific Summary from the Morgan Welch MD Anderson Cancer Center Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Program 10th Anniversary Conference. J Cancer 2017; 8(17):3607-3614. doi:10.7150/jca.21200. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v08p3607.htm
This paper is more of a scientific summary of ongoing research in IBC and where we will be going in the coming few years.
Alexander A, Arnold TL, Bishnoi S, Ballinger C, Shaitelman SF, Schaverien MV, Cohen L, Dev M, Ueno NT. Survivorship and Advocacy in Inflammatory Breast Cancer. J Cancer 2018; 9(8):1430-1436. doi:10.7150/jca.21281. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v09p1430.htm
This is the first manuscript describing anything related to IBC advocacy and survivorship. Given the improvements in outcomes with better systemic and locoregional treatments, we feel it is time to more carefully consider these unique needs in our routine care of IBC patients.