Study of local etiology
"Asian women get breast cancer earlier than US women. We need to know why." [Hospital manager from Asia]
"We are seeing breast cancer in women 10 years earlier than Caucasians." [Surgeon from Asia]
"We need to individualize therapy; however, we have to follow a cook book approach or funds are cut." [Physician from Canada]
"Breast cancer in developing countries is not the same as in the West. We need non-Western clinical protocols to address the need for screening among younger cohorts."
[Hospital manager from Middle East/North Africa]
"Currently, we have to wait every six months to meet in international conferences to exchange information with colleagues. I would like to find the opportunity where I can discuss clinical issues more often with colleagues."
[Academic from Asia]
"We should be continuously discussing and comparing notes within our own group as well as with other cancer centers, we should be pooling and building on our collective local knowledge"
[Hospital Manager from Latin American]