Globally, approximately 1,676,633 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 521,817 will die from the disease (Globocan, 2012).
For additional information on breast cancer, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
There are hundreds of breast cancer organizations, many which provide information and support, raise funds for research, or provide services to specific populations, such as young women, women living with metastatic breast cancer, rural women, etc. We are not able to list all groups, and suggest that you consult the larger organizations in your region for referral to local groups.
Providing information on Breast Cancer Reconstructions for making informed decisions, finding surgeons and consultants to perform specific reconstruction surgery, specific cancer networks and hospitals, diet and exercise tips and health website information, news and information from the UK and around the world and a source of photographs of true reconstructions from patients themselves and a forum where patients can meet other patients.
Breast International Group is a non-profit organization that supports academic breast cancer research around the world. It facilitates international cooperation between its members and academic networks while collaborating with, but remaining independent from, the pharmaceutical industry. BIG runs and develops about 30 clinical trials and partners with the US National Cancer Institute and the North American Breast Cancer Institute to create a strong platform for breast cancer research.
Breast International Group
c/o Institut Jules Bordet
Blvd de Waterloo 121, 7th Floor
VAT BE 468 176 240
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Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has more than 70,000 individual members and 294 member groups. BCNA works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
293 Camberwell Rd
Camberwell, Victoria, 3124
Tel: 03 9805 2500
Toll-free: 1800 500 258
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Breast Cancer UK is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to preventing breast cancer by campaigning to reduce our exposure to the carcinogens and hazardous chemicals in our environment and everyday products.
The Coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilize the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and increased funding for research. ED represents the interests of European women regarding breast cancer to local and national authorities as well as to institutions of the EU.
Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Their grassroots advocacy effort has hundreds of member organizations and tens of thousands of individual members working toward increased federal funding for breast cancer research, collaborations with the scientific community to implement new models of research, improved access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women, and expanded influence of breast cancer advocates at all levels of decision-making in breast cancer research and policy.
National Breast Cancer Coalition
1010 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
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World Wide Breast Cancer uses imagery and graphic design to make learning about breast cancer and survivorship easy and fun. The bright pop colours and fun diagrams are attention grabbing and effective for any audience while remaining tasteful and informative.
The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation was set up on 8 March 2005, as a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to eliminating the threat of breast cancer to the local community through education, support and research and advocacy.
The organization’s mission is to promote public awareness of breast cancer and the importance of breast health; support breast cancer patients on their road to recovery; and advocate better breast cancer care in Hong Kong and Asia.
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation
Address: 22/F, Jupiter Tower, 9 Jupiter Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2525 6033
Facsimile: (852) 2525 6233
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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
Since their founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, they seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Toll Free: 1-866-FIND-A-CURE
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LBBC was founded in 1991 by radiation oncologist Marisa C. Weiss, MD, in response to a woman’s need for breast-cancer-related information, connection and support after completing treatment. Today, LBBC has expanded to assist women at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. LBBC’s mission includes offering specialized programs and services for the newly diagnosed, young women, women with advanced breast cancer, women at high risk for developing the disease, and African-American women. LBBC also offers programs for caregivers and healthcare professionals to help them better meet the needs of women affected by breast cancer.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
40 Monument Road, Suite 104
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone: (855) 807-6386 (toll-free) or (610) 645-4567
Fax: (610) 645-4573
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Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. At Susan G. Komen, the mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Susan G. Komen Headquarter
5005 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244
1-877 GO KOMEN(1-877-465-6636)
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