BIG network = 56 member groups covering over 55 countries
With breast cancer being the most common cancer in women worldwide, global collaboration and a shared vision are necessary to fight this devastating disease efficiently.
BIG encompasses 56 member groups worldwide, which are breast cancer focused collaborative research groups or data centres. Some BIG groups are regional, some are national and several are international. Each is associated with several to several hundred member hospitals and investigators. This represents several thousand institutions worldwide.
|ABCSG||Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group|
|AGO-B||Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie Breast Study Group|
|ANZ BCTG||Australia & New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group|
|ARCAGY-GINECO||Association de Recherche dans les Cancers dont Gynécologiques – Groupe d’Investigateurs Nationaaux pour l’Etude des Cancers Ovariens et du sein|
|BIEI||Breast Intergroup of Eastern India|
|BGICS||Breast Gynecological International Cancer Society|
|BOOG||Borstkanker Onderzoek Groep|
|BrEAST||Breast European Adjuvant Study Team|
|CCTG||Canadian Cancer Trials Group|
|CEEOG||Central and East European Oncology Group|
|Clinical Trials Ireland||Clinical Trials Ireland|
|CTRG||Cancer Therapeutics Research Group|
|DBCG||Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group|
|EORTC BCG||European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Breast Cancer Group|
|FBCG||Finnish Breast Cancer Group|
|FBI||Francilian Breast Intergroup|
|GAICO||Grupo Argentino de Investigación Clínica en Oncología|
|GBECAM||Grupo Brasileiro de Estudos do Câncer de Mama|
|GBG||German Breast Group|
|GECO PERU||Grupo de Estudios Clinicos Oncologicos Peruano|
|GEICAM||Grupo Español de Investigación en Cáncer de Mama|
|GOCCHI||Chilean Cooperative Group for Oncologic Research|
|GOCUR||Grupo Oncológico Cooperativo Uruguayo|
|GOIRC||Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica|
|GONO||Gruppo Oncologico del Nord Ovest|
Hellenic Breast Surgeons Society
|HeCOG||Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group|
|HKBOG||Hong Kong Breast Oncology Group|
|HORG||Hellenic Oncology Research Group|
|IBCG||Icelandic Breast Cancer Group|
|IBCSG||International Breast Cancer Study Group|
|IBG||Israeli Breast Group|
|IBIS||International Breast Cancer Intervention Studies|
|ICCG||International Collaborative Cancer Group|
|ICON ARO||Indian Co-operative Oncology Network|
|ICRC||Iranian Cancer Research Center|
|ICR-CTSU||Institute of Cancer Research - Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit|
|IOSG||Indian Oncology Study Group|
|ITMO||Italian Trials in Medical Oncology|
|JBCRG||Japan Breast Cancer Research Group|
|LACOG||Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group|
|NBCG||Norwegian Breast Cancer Group|
|NCRI-BCSG||National Cancer Research Institute - Breast Cancer Clinical Studies Group|
|SABO||Swedish Association of Breast Oncologists|
|SAKK||Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research|
|SBCG||Sheba Breast Collaborative Group|
|SweBCG||Swedish Breast Cancer Group|
|SKMCH & RC||Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre|
|SLO||Société Luxembourgeoise d’Oncologie|
|SUCCESS||SUCCESS Study Group|
|TCOG||Taiwan Cooperative Oncology Group|
|TROG||Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group|
|UCBG||Unicancer Breast Group|
Individual research groups can benefit from BIG in the following ways:
Members can also access BIG Headquarters services such as the following:
3. The role of BIG members
Each member group is represented within the BIG network by one voting and several non-voting delegates.
The final decision-making body of BIG is its General Assembly, consisting of the member groups embodied by their voting representatives.
The General Assembly meets once per year, usually during the ASCO Annual Meeting in June.
Find here BIG's Guidelines for Voting Representatives.
Membership to BIG is open to breast cancer focused collaborative research groups or data centres from around the world. It allows its members to interact regularly and to collaborate in clinical trials and translational research.
Groups interested in joining BIG should review BIG's Mission & Principles of Research Conduct, BIG's Legal Statutes, and submit a Membership Application Form. You can request the form in WORD version from firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to BIG's procedures, membership applications are only discussed once a year during our General Assembly that is held in June during ASCO. Membership applications for 2016 are open. Applications will be discussed during our General Assembly at ASCO (June 2016). Kindly send us your application latest by 15 March 2016.
If you have any questions about the application process contact:
Ms Carla Saravia
|Breast International Group (BIG)-aisbl
Blvd de Waterloo 121
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium