Breast cancer research in Latin America: challenges, progress and future opportunities

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- 9 March 2017 -


The latest BIG Research in Focus newsletter is out and explores cancer clinical research in Latin America through the eyes of local and international experts.

In 2014, leading Latin American cancer experts from the BIG network met in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to analyse the clinical research situation in Latin America, with a focus on breast cancer, and to investigate how they could optimise collaboration between themselves and internationally and draw up a plan of action. Medical journalist Jenny Bryan discusses the topic with participants of the 2014 BIG Latin Retreat as well as with other opinion leaders in the field to try understand both the challenges faced – and the opportunities – from various angles. Dr Màrcio Debiasi also shares his experience in the first Clinical Research Management Training Programme for young oncologists organized by BIG, together with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Latin America Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG).

Finally, Fernanda Schwyter presents Projeto CURA: an innovative and creative initiative from LACOG that aims to raise awareness and support cancer research in the Latin American region.


We hope you will enjoy the reading.


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