BHGI Library

A primary function of the BHGI is sharing valuable health care information with organizations, governments and researchers around the world. In addition to our guidelines, we have videos, a library catalog, and resources created by the Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5.

Guidelines on International Breast Health and Cancer Control

Our guidelines are available free, for groups establishing breast cancer programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Health Care Disparities

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From the 2002 Global Summit Consensus Conference on International Breast Health Care — Health Care Disparities 

The Breast Journal, 2003 

2003 BHGI 01 — Consensus Overview
Overview of Breast Health Care Guidelines for Countries with Limited Resources

2003 BHGI 02 — Early Detection Consensus
Early Detection of Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources

2003 BHGI 03 — Diagnosis Consensus
Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources

2003 BHGI 04 — Treatment Consensus
Treatment of Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources

2003 BHGI 05 — Screening in Ukraine
PATH-Introduction of Breast Cancer Screening in Chernihiv Oblast in the Ukraine: Report of a PATH Breast Cancer Assistance Program Experience

2003 BHGI 06 — Minimally Invasive Sampling
Implementation of a Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy Program in Countries with Limited Resources

2003 BHGI 07 — CBE and BSE, Data
Breast Cancer Mortality in Relation to Clinical Breast Examination and Breast Self-Examination

2003 BHGI 08 — CBE Clinical Recommendations
Clinical Breast Examination: What Can Be Recommended for Its Use to Detect Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources?

2003 BHGI 09 — Breast Pathology
The Expanding Role of Pathologists in the Diagnosis and Management of Breast Cancer: Worldwide Excellence in Breast Pathology Program

2003 BHGI 10 — International Nursing
International Nursing and Breast Cancer

2003 BHGI 11 — Advocacy
The History of Breast Cancer Advocacy

Resource Stratification

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From the 2005 Global Summit Consensus Conference on International Breast Health — Resource Stratification

The Breast Journal, 2006

2006 BHGI 01 — Consensus Overview
Breast Cancer in Limited-Resource Countries: An Overview of the Breast Health Global Initiative 2005 Guidelines

2006 BHGI 02 — Early Detection Consensus
Breast Cancer in Limited-Resource Countries: Early Detection and Access to Care

2006 BHGI 03 — Diagnosis Consensus
Breast Cancer in Limited-Resource Countries: Diagnosis and Pathology

2006 BHGI 04 — Treatment Consensus
Breast Cancer in Limited-Resource Countries: Treatment and Allocation of Resources

2006 BHGI 05 — Health Care Systems Consensus
Breast Cancer in Limited-Resource Countries: Health Care Systems and Public Policy

2006 BHGI 06 — Global Epidemiology
Use of Statistics to Assess the Global Burden of Breast Cancer

2006 BHGI 07 — Economic Modeling
Costs and Health Effects of Breast Cancer Interventions in Epidemiologically Different Regions of Africa, North America, and Asia

2006 BHGI 08 — Screening Without Mammography
Tumor Size and Breast Cancer Detection: What Might Be the Effect of a Less Sensitive Screening Tool Than Mammography?

2006 BHGI 09 — Radiation Therapy
Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources: Program Implementation and Evidence-Based Recommendations

2006 BHGI 10 — Cultural Roles in Screening
Israel — The Challenge of Early Breast Cancer Detection among Immigrant and Minority Women in Multicultural Societies

2006 BHGI 11 — Advocacy and Survivorship
Experiences of Breast Cancer Survivor-Advocates and Advocates in Countries with Limited Resources: A Shared Journey in Breast Cancer Advocacy

Supportive Care and Quality of Life

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Alex Eniu, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Eniu speaks about breast cancer care in Romania.


Cheng Har Yip, M.D.

Dr. Yip speaks about breast cancer care in Malaysia.


Samia Al-Amoudi, M.D.

Dr. Al-Amoudi speaks about breast cancer care in Saudi Arabia.


WHO Global Action Plan on NCDs 2013-2020: Q&A with Benjamin O. Anderson M.D.

The role of breast cancer guidelines for low- and middle-income countries.


WHO Global Action Plan on NCDs 2013-2020: Presentation by Benjamin O. Anderson M.D.

The role of breast cancer guidelines for low- and middle-income countries.

BHGI-INCTR

Library Catalogue

The BHGI-INCTR Library Catalogue provides a searchable literature database of articles relevant to breast health care and cancer control. The user-friendly interface allows members to create bibliographies and download key references.

Tutorial on Navigating the Library Catalogue

BCI2.5 has a collection of Assessment Tools and Knowledge Summaries to aid countries in assessing needs, identifying health care bottlenecks, and implement best practices in breast health care delivery in various LMICs.

BHGI Bulletin

Follow our achievements, partnerships and more through our newsletter.

Summer 2013

5th Global Summit Edition

In developed countries, supportive care and quality-of-life issues for women with breast cancer are considered essential elements of a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer management from the time of diagnosis…

At the point of breast cancer diagnosis, Supportive Care and Quality of Life issues should be considered as essential elements of a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment…

Spring 2011

Landmark Publications on Global Breast Health Care

We are proud to announce the release of the 2011 publication Global Breast Health Care: Optimizing Delivery in Low- and Middle-Resource Countries, a Supplement of Consensus Statements & Special Reports to The Breast…

It was a meeting of “firsts” for the Breast Health Global Initiative’s (BHGI) fourth biennial Global Summit on International Breast Health, 2010, which could be called the Year of Delivery for worldwide breast cancer control…

Winter 2010

Global Summit on International Breast Health: Optimizing Healthcare Delivery

The BHGI Global Summit will provide a unique event for the international health community to enhance knowledge and understanding of optimal breast healthcare delivery in low-resource scenarios, middle-resource scenarios…

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the biennial Global Summit in…

2008 Report

Report from the Breast Health Global Initiative

This report summarizes BHGI accomplishments in clinical guideline development over the previous six years, reviews activities and outcomes of the 2007 global summit…

Fall 2006 is another benchmark for the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) as we launch the international research arm of our program. The purpose of BHGI research is to…

Fall-Winter 2006

Komen Foundation Supports Global Guidelines

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded $500,000 to support the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), which is dedicated to medically underserved women around the world…

An American woman who develops breast cancer might learn she has the disease when she has her annual mammogram. Or, acting on breast health information from her doctor…

Summer 2013

5th Global Summit Edition

In developed countries, supportive care and quality-of-life issues for women with breast cancer are considered essential elements of a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer management from the time of diagnosis…

At the point of breast cancer diagnosis, Supportive Care and Quality of Life issues should be considered as essential elements of a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment…

Spring 2011

Landmark Publications on Global Breast Health Care

We are proud to announce the release of the 2011 publication Global Breast Health Care: Optimizing Delivery in Low- and Middle-Resource Countries, a Supplement of Consensus Statements & Special Reports to The Breast…

Summer 2010

2010 Global Summit on International Breast Health to produce important clinical medical tools for LMCs

It was a meeting of “firsts” for the Breast Health Global Initiative’s (BHGI) fourth biennial Global Summit on International Breast Health, 2010, which could be called the Year of Delivery for worldwide breast cancer control…