Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women

Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women




Following its inception in 2010 as a small scale study day held at Nottingham University Hospitals, the Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women has now become a biennial event, the only one of its kind in the UK. Since 2013, it has been hosted by The University of Nottingham under the auspices of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).

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With an overarching goal of optimising the management of primary breast cancer in older women, the event's aims are:

  • To develop an in-depth understanding around the biology and treatment options
  • To explore the specific physical and psychosocial needs and consideration including patients perspective
  • To gain insight into the development of a holistic and multidisciplinary management approach and the importance of supporting research

Is this for you?

We welcome members of multidisciplinary clinical and research teams with an interest in this area, including breast surgeons, oncologists, geriatricians, pathologists, clinical nurse specialists, researchers, and their trainees, as well as patient advocates.

Past delegates also include pharmacists, medical physicists, patients and their carers.


The programme includes lectures by external and local faculty with a number of interactive discussions, sharing of patients’ experiences, and abstract presentations.

Presentations from past symposia

Organising committee




Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women

Meeting Secretariat
University of Nottingham School of Medicine
Royal Derby Hospital Centre
Uttoxeter Road, Derby
DE22 3DT, UK