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Welcome to ILC 2021!

Welcome to ILC 2021!

We are delighted to invite you to the International Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer (ILC) Virtual Symposium to be held virtually on June 24th-25th, 2021, with special patient advocate focused sessions June 23rd and June 30th. 

Registration is free and open to physicians, researchers, patient advocates and organizations interested in learning about ILC and the most current research to better understand this disease.  This virtual symposium replaces the 2020 symposium, canceled due to the pandemic.

We believe that this symposium will be an opportunity to share current research in ILC and continue to build a vibrant, collaborative community of physicians, researchers, and advocates, ultimately impacting outcomes for patients with ILC. We encourage you to participate in these discussions and to voice your ideas and suggestions as we plan future projects.

We take this opportunity to thank the patients, survivors, patient advocates and breast cancer organizations who are a crucial part of research community in the fight against lobular breast cancer. We hope that after the symposium you take away fresh ideas, inspiration, and new collaborations. We appreciate your attendance and participation in this symposium and we look forward to meeting again at an in-person Symposium in Europe in 2022.

Best Regards,

Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Co-Director of the Women’s Cancer Research Center
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Co-Chair, International ILC Virtual Symposium

Otto Metzger, MD
Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Executive Officer, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Co-Chair, International ILC Virtual Symposium

Christine Desmedt, PhD
Head of Laboratory for Translational Breast Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Co-Chair, International ILC Virtual Symposium


Patrick W.B. Derksen, PhD
Professor, University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Co-Chair, International ILC Virtual Symposium




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