BIG Breast International Group
We will find a cure for breast cancer through global research and collaboration.

You make a big difference


VIDEO: Meet Zoë

September 2016

After being successfully treated for ER+ breast cancer, Zoë dreams of having a baby. But the hormonal treatment, which would take about 5 to 10 years, prevents her from becoming a mom.
Watch her testimonial video and learn how you can make a BIG difference.


Concert Marc Lavoine


In collaboration with Show Must Go Home, top-of-the-charts French singer Marc Lavoine supports BIG against breast cancer with an intimate concert in a secret place in Brussels. An event you should not miss.


The Metastatic Breast Cancer GPS programme

Approximately 1 in 3 of all breast cancers will metastasise, meaning the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Just as a GPS guidance system helps you...

Leaders in the field of breast cancer research


IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference, 4-6 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Held every year in the heart of Europe, Brussels, the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference brings together breast cancer researchers, clinicians and other medical professionals focused on breast cancer, to advance the implementation of new discoveries into clinical practice.

The conference is particularly beneficial to young scientists and oncologists, who have the opportunity to interact with leaders in breast cancer research and treatment.


Immunotherapy for breast cancer: what does the future hold?

Checkpoint inhibitors make headlines with promising new data in cancer treatment on an almost daily basis, especially in melanoma and lung cancer. But what role are they - and other forms of immunotherapy - expected to play in breast cancer and why does progress appear to be slower than for some other tumours?


Laura van ‘t Veer and Emiel Rutgers win ECCO Clinical Research Award

The Breast International Group (BIG) would like to congratulate Professor Laura van ‘t Veer and Dr. Emiel Rutgers on winning the European Cancer Organisation’s (ECCO) Clinical Research Award for innovation in breast cancer diagnosis, and the development of diagnostics for implementation in daily clinical practice, including treatment guidelines, regulatory policies and reimbursement.


BIG means...No borders. No boundaries. Only possibilities.

Discover our 56 breast cancer research groups.

Finding a cure for breast cancer is one of the biggest challenges faced by researchers from around the world.  


Significant progress has been made to improve both the chances of survival and the quality of life of women affected by the disease.  However, breast cancer remains the second most common cancer in the world and is still responsible for too many deaths annually.


By bringing together the top breast cancer experts from around the world to conduct innovative research, BIG has the global reach and expertise required to find a cure. We need to support such critical research to give hope to women affected by this devastating disease, and their families.



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