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Locally advanced breast cancer in Latin America

Guest Editors: Henry Gomez and Fernando Valencia

This special issue aims to update the scientific community on the latest strategies to combat locally advanced breast cancer in Latin America.

Breast cancer has the highest incidence and mortality of all cancers in Latin America, and the rate is continuing to rise.  There are varying levels of access to treatment including conservative surgery, radiotherapy or high cost systemic therapy between countries as well as between different regions within the same country. 

The cultural, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic diversity within the Latin American population directly affects access to screening and treatment.  The six articles within this issue explore topics ranging from precision medicine to the barriers caused by the high cost of drugs, highlighting the difficulties and opportunities facing the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer in Latin America.

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Special Issue articles

Special Issue: Access to high-cost drugs for advanced breast cancer in Latin America, particularly trastuzumab

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Español Published: 22 Jan 2019 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.898

Special Issue: Barriers in Latin America for the management of locally advanced breast cancer

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Español Published: 22 Jan 2019 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.897

Special Issue: Precision medicine for locally advanced breast cancer: frontiers and challenges in Latin America

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Español Published: 22 Jan 2019 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.896

Special Issue: Locally advanced breast cancer in Brazil: current status and future perspectives

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Español Published: 22 Jan 2019 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.895

Special Issue: Locally advanced breast cancer in young women in Latin America

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Español Published: 22 Jan 2019 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.894

Special Issue: Triple-negative breast cancer: the reality in Chile and in Latin America

Abstract | Full Article | PDF | Español Published: 22 Jan 2019 / https://doi.org/10.3332/ecancer.2019.893



Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation