Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the BIGOSA 2018 meeting is now closed. BIGOSA 2018 is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss our research in a multidisciplinary forum of breast cancer experts.

Oral presentations abstracts are available here:

HIV and breast cancer –   an observational study of breast cancer mammographic patterns in HIV positive and negative patients by A Vanmali, I Buccimazza

Integrating germline and tumour genetics towards individualised oncotherapy in South African breast cancer patients by Kotze MJ, Peeters AV,  van der Merwe N,  Torrorey-Sawe R and Baatjes KJ

Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer (VLNT) – Conquering Divine Madness by EL Möller, CH Pienaar, C Neser

Prognostic factors associated with pathological complete response in early breast cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The importance of Ki-67 and molecular subtype by BL Rapoport, J Barnard-Tidy, RI Van Eeden, T Smit, SJ Nayler, C Benn

Innovative techniques to minimize scarring in breast surgery – 10-year experience from Durban Breast Unit by Y Brakovsky, I Buccimazza

Breast cancer in young women: survival and outcomes in a developing world by N Zeeman, J Apffelstaedt, R Pienaar


Poster presentation abstracts can be viewed here:

The first vascularized lymph node transplant in South Africa: A case presentation by CH Pienaar, C Neser

African perspective on oncology rehabilitation in an HIV pandemic environment: Breast cancer in KZN, South Africa by CD Ness, H Myeza, I Buccimazza

Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis in a single centre breast unit in Durban South Africa by  SD Hariparsad

Prevalence of human papilloma virus in breast cancer by N Maroga

Genome sequencing provides diagnostic confirmation of hereditary breast cancer beyond BRCA1or2 mutation detection in Kenyan patients by R Torrorey-Sawe


Poster preparation guidelines can be downloaded here