BIG’s research & activities in 2017

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- Thursday 28 June 2017 -



The Breast International Group (BIG) is pleased to present to you the latest Annual Report 2017: a report with clear and timely information about its research activities, fundraising and finances, in all transparency.

Thanks to the support and the continuous hard work of BIG’s now 59 collaborative member groups, which represent an impressive network of more than 10,000 breast cancer experts worldwide, breast cancer research has again made significant progress in the past year.

By working together, we contribute to our mission to facilitate breast cancer research internationally and find better treatments and cures for patients around the world. We know that breast cancer is not one but multiple diseases, and while individual or national research initiatives on more personalised treatments are numerous, today more than ever, BIG plays a critical role in mobilising global collaboration, which is crucial to generating meaningful study results.

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our member groups, partners, supporters, donors, fundraisers and staff for their tireless determination to help advance breast cancer research and treatment. Everything that we achieve is possible because we do it together.

And, just as importantly, we wish to thank and honour the 1000s of patients who participate in our trials and work with us to develop tomorrow’s cures.

Together we have the opportunity to make a real difference in patients’ lives, both today and in the future.