March 20, 2023

WHO  ha released the Global Breast Cancer Initiative (GBCI) Framework providing a roadmap to attain the targets to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040. The new Framework recommends to countries to implement the three pillars of health promotion for early detection, timely diagnosis and comprehensive management of breast cancer to reach the targets:

  1. Recommending countries to focus on breast cancer early-detection programmes so that at least 60% of the breast cancers are diagnosed and treated as early-stage disease. 
  2. Diagnosing breast cancer within 60 days of initial presentation can improve breast cancer outcomes. Treatment should start within three months of first presentation. 
  3. Managing breast cancer so that at least 80% of patients complete their recommended treatment.

The Executive Summary of the Framework is available here and the complete document here.