Founding Organizations

Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5 (BCI2.5)

Founding Organizations

BCI2.5 represents a new commitment to unite the global breast cancer community behind a common goal to make breast health a global priority and reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes worldwide.

The initiative began as a call for action in 2014 supported by the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen® and the Union for International Cancer Control. Since that initial pledge, BCI2.5 has been engaging partners around the world, assessing need, identifying priorities and defining a strategy to meet this goal. Its consensus-based approach empowers regional champions to bring about change with the aid of BCI2.5 analytic, assessment and planning tools, educational materials and implementation science research methodology.

BCI2.5 delivers evidence-based technical expertise and a resource-stratified approach to improving breast health services and care at any resource level. The initiative is inclusive and encourages organizations, institutions and countries to connect and join the effort.


BCI2.5 would like to recognize the following organizations for their support and contributions to the work of the initiative.

Judy Salerno, M.D., M.S.

“Incredible progress has been made against breast cancer in the western world, but these gains have not have not been realized in many low-resource countries where breast cancer still carries a stigma, and resources to treat it are scarce. The entire breast cancer community must collaborate and use our collective expertise to develop and implement solutions that will save lives.”

- Susan G. Komen President and CEO Judy Salerno, M.D., M.S.