On the occasion of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer – Breast Cancer Group (EORTC BCG) and the Breast International Group (BIG), both not-for-profit cancer research organisations, organised on Tuesday 10 October 2023, a free one-hour webinar on the theme: “Overcoming the challenges of funding academic breast cancer research”.
It’s crucial to recognise that research not only saves lives but is also extremely expensive. Obtaining necessary funding has become progressively challenging and poses a significant obstacle for academic organisations conducting research. At EORTC and BIG, we are committed to intensifying efforts to raise funds to facilitate international breast cancer studies without commercial interest. This funding is critical and covers the A to Z of running a study – from setting it up to enrolling the number of patients needed and ensuring adequate follow-up. All of these are essential for generating robust data and results, and for addressing important questions that matter to patients facing the disease.
In case you weren’t able to attend this event, a full replay of the Pink October BIG-EORTC webinar is now available here.