ABOUT THE IABCR
The International Association for Breast Cancer Research (IABCR) is an independent, international, non-governmental organization. The purpose of the Association is to advance the progress of research directed toward the effective control of breast cancer by stimulating basic and clinical breast cancer research.
Toward this end, the Association engages in activities, which include:
- The organization of an international conference on breast cancer approximately every two years which will bring clinical and basic researchers together.
- The encouragement of cooperation among organizations and individuals for the purpose of advancing the progress of breast cancer research.
- The preparation and dissemination of expert and authoritative information to various members of the world community on matters relating to breast cancer.
Although IABCR was officially founded in 1983 in Denver Co, USA, its establishment was preceded by a series of symposia and conferences on breast cancer in man and experimental animals that were started already in 1955 and is therefore the oldest breast cancer research organization.
List of Meetings of the IABCR and its Predecessors
An elected Board of Governors is responsible for the governance and management of the affairs of the IABCR. The members of the board elect a chairman who presides all meetings of the board and a secretary general who runs the daily affairs of the association. Dr William Muller, McGill University, Canada is the present Chairman of the Board and Dr Christine Watson, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK is the present Secretary General.