Cooperative oncology research groups are not-for-profit academic entities that, with the ultimate aim of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatments, conduct and promote clinical trials on cancer. These groups are independent national and international entities that combine the efforts of medical oncologists and other cancer specialists from different healthcare centers and research groups in our country and act as stable networks for independent cancer research.
In Spain, there are several cooperative research groups focused on each specific tumor type. The origin of most of them dates back more than two decades, and their mission is to beat cancer through research.
According to the latest report presented by SEOM on “Cancer figures in Spain”, 33,375 new cases of breast cancer are expected in 2021. In fact, breast cancer is one of the cancers with the highest incidence in Spain, after colorectal and prostate cancer, and one of the most commonly diagnosed tumors in the world. 30% of cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers. Although it is a disease commonly associated with women, 1% of cases also occur in men.
Therefore, research in cancer, and particularly in breast cancer, is vital to improve the quality of life of patients who suffer from it. This is the focus of the GEICAM Breast Cancer Research Group, a national and international reference in the study of this type of tumor.
Breast Cancer Research
GEICAM is the leading group in breast cancer research in Spain and is now renowned internationally. It currently consists of more than 800 experts, working in 200 sites throughout Spain. Its main objectives include the promotion of clinical, epidemiological and translational research, continuing medical education, and publications to provide information to affected patients about treatments and their side effects, and thus encourage their enrollment in clinical trials. Since its establishment in 1995, GEICAM has conducted over one hundred studies involving approximately 65,000 women and men. GEICAM has an extensive multidisciplinary team of professionals specialized in the management of clinical trials, from their design to their implementation, as well as the subsequent management of the studies and their corresponding dissemination in forums and publication in high-impact scientific journals.
GEICAM on MatchTrial
If you are looking for GEICAM Group trials, you will find them under the name Spanish Breast Cancer Research Group, which is how it appears in the international clinical trial database ClinicalTrials.gov.
Do you want to find the trials conducted by GEICAM in our App?
Simply access the “Trials” section of the app > Filter > Sponsors > Search for “Spanish Breast Cancer Group”.
Remember that the MatchTrial App can help you find all Phase I, II and III oncology clinical trials currently ongoing in Spain.