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Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Multicenter Studies



The International Breast Cancer Study Group is a network of institutions in Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, and South Africa. Since 1978, the IBCSG has conducted large, randomized Phase III clinical trials evaluating the timing and duration of chemotherapy and the role of endocrine therapy as adjuvant treatment for breast cancer.

The IBCSG has been a leader in the field of tailored treatment approaches for specific subpopulations of patients with breast cancer. Members of this Department form the Statistical Center for the IBCSG.




International Cooperation in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

The Breast International Group (BIG) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating complex breast cancer trials among its members. The participants are well-established clinical research and cooperative groups based in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada, with affiliated centers around the world.

The IBCSG is an active participant in the BIG organization, currently coordinating study IBCSG 18-98 (BIG 1-98).