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The World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation (WCBCF) is an incorporated charity, registered in Canada, dedicated to international and multi-disciplinary, global action on breast cancer.
Why does the World Conference on Breast Cancer exist?
Each year more than one million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 400,000 die. Today there are close to four million women living with breast cancer on our planet. The conference provides a unique opportunity for women across the world to come together with a variety of people who are concerned about breast cancer to share common issues that impact on survival and quality of life, and to advance global action on breast cancer.
Whom does the World Conference on Breast Cancer serve and how?
First and foremost, the WCBCF serves individuals with breast cancer-those most affected by the disease-and the friends, family, and community networks that support them. The Foundation is aware that there are no simple answers or solutions to the global problem of breast cancer, and that no one person, organization or nation on its own can address every issue. Hence the conference creates opportunities to examine issues in all their variety and complexity, giving equal voice to the person affected by breast cancer, the clinician, the scientist, and the advocate. In this way, international knowledge is shared and enriched from a number of perspectives that broaden expertise, deepen sensitivity and respect, and accelerate progress in confronting breast cancer.