BC disease and epidemiology1,2,3

Breast cancer is the most commen women's cancer:

References 1,2,3, and 4

In Belgium, over 10,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020.

Ref: http://kankerregister.org/media/docs/CancerFactSheets/2020/Cancer_Fact_Sheet_FemaleBreastCancer_2020.pdf

Breast cancer diagnosis may involve multiple components.4

References 4, 5, 6, and 7

eBC: Breast Cancer that has not spread beyond the breast or the axillary lymph nodes.8

References 8 and 9

Stage at diagnosis is one of the most important factors affecting prognosis.11

References 10,11, and 12


*Global data from 2020.

†Data reflects percent of female breast cancer by cancer subtype from 2015 to 2019 in the US.

‡Data from the study population from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registries Research Database from 2004-2011.

§NATALEE included stage IIB and selected stage IIA patients.

¶Net survival for people diagnosed in England between 2013 and 2017.

aBC, advanced breast cancer; eBC, early breast cancer; HER2, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2;

HR, hormone receptor; TNM, tumor, node, and metastasis.

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