NCID 2012 interview with Nancy Brinker
February 1, 2013
Ambassador Nancy Brinker
Founder of Susan G Komen for the Cure
Global burden of breast cancer
Nancy Brinker talks about the work her organisation is doing to decrease the level of geographic and economic heterogeneity in cancer treatment standards.
The World Breast Cancer Report which was presented at the National Cancer Institute Directors (NCID) meeting in Lyon has uncovered significant disparities between higher income and lower income countries and between rich and poor in high-income countries in all aspects of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and outcome. Ms Brinker explains that breast cancer is becoming an increasing problem in less economically developed countries and stresses the importance of early detection and the need for more patient support and education.
These are interviews with key participants of the National Cancer Institutes Directors Meeting organized annually by the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. The interviews were produced by eCancer.