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2022

22 september 2022

Pink October 2022 – BIG Missing Campaign

14 juli 2022

Eight-year data from APHINITY study show Roche’s Perjeta-based regimen continues to reduce the risk of disease returning for people with HER2-positive early breast cancer

16 maart 2022

OlympiA trial – olaparib reduces risk of death by 32% in patients with a specific breast cancer profile

2021

7 december 2021

First results of MA.32 trial: Common diabetes drug not effective against early-stage breast cancer, landmark trial reveals

16 september 2021

Metastatic breast cancer, an ultramarathon

28 juni 2021

First results of the European AURORA study: towards a better understanding of the molecular changes driving metastatic breast cancer

2020

9 december 2020

Individualising radiotherapy for women with DCIS of the breast reduces recurrence after surgery

29 mei 2020

Update on PALLAS, an International Academic Breast Cancer Study Evaluating Adjuvant Palbociclib

23 januari 2020

Breast cancer prevention – significant progress: 49% reduction in breast cancer occurrence with anastrozole (long-term follow up results of the IBIS II Prevention trial)

2019

1 oktober 2019

The BIG Radio Tuning clinical study

1 mei 2019

Progress in the fight against metastatic breas cancer

11 januari 2019

Belgium has the highest incidence of breast cancer in the world!

2018

1 februari 2018

1 out of 3 men with breast cancer does not receive adequate treatment

2017

13 december 2017

Ovarian Suppression Reduces Recurrence for Young Breast Cancer Patients

7 december 2017

PANACEA study suggests immunotherapy may help to overcome trastuzumab-resistant breast cancer

8 september 2017

Primary results of LORELEI study presentedat ESMO 2017 Congress

2016

29 juli 2016

New England Journal of Medicine” publishes results of MINDACT clinical trial The 70-gene test (Mammaprint®) can significantly reduce use of chemotherapy among breast cancer patients and has the potential to change clinical practice: 46% of early stage breast cancer patients classified as high-risk by traditional methods can avoid chemotherapy

9 maart 2016

Pfizer Awards Breast International Group (BIG) $1 Million Research Grant to Support Non‐Drug Related Breast Cancer Research

2015

10 december 2015

Belgian Dr. Martine Piccart has received prestigious international Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research

2014

10 december 2014

Opening of international PANACEA study of patients with HER2+ breast cancer

1 juni 2014

ALTTO Test of Dual HER2 Blockade Finds Single Agent – Trastuzumab – Remains the Gold Standard

1 juni 2014

New Treatment Option for Young Women with Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer

In the media

2016

6 januari 2016

Borstkanker: oncologe Martine Piccart gehuldigd | Cancer du sein: l’oncologue Martine Piccart à l’honneur (Food in Action, 6 January 2016)

15 januari 2016

Cancer du sein: interview Martine Piccart (Télé Bruxelles, 15/01/2016)

2015

27 februari 2015

The INTEGRATE project – Enabling data and knowledge sharing in biomedical research (27 Feb 2015)

26 augustus 2015

The EURECA project – Building a better healthcare future through collaboration and technology (26 August 2015)

Highlights of the EURECA Project (Enabling information re-Use by linking clinical Research and Care)

2014

15 juli 2014

How can international collaboration benefit young researchers?

2013

27 februari 2013

La princesse Mathilde plaide pour plus de recherches sur le cancer du sein (27 February 2013)

10 juni 2013

ASCO: Dr. Martine Piccart, in Karnofsky Lecture, Outlines Vision for the Empowering of Academic Research (10 June 2013) CancerNetwork, Home of the Journal Oncology

A new metastatic breast cancer programme (19 June 2013)

2009

Tailored treatments for breast cancer – TRANSBIG. In: Research for Europe. A selection of EU success stories, published by the EU Directorate-General for Research (2008)

Combattre le cancer sur tous les fronts. Le Vif Extra (17 November 2009)

27 februari 2013

La princesse Mathilde plaide pour plus de recherches sur le cancer du sein (27 February 2013)

2008

Tailored treatments for breast cancer – TRANSBIG. In: Research for Europe. A selection of EU success stories, published by the EU Directorate-General for Research (2008)

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