How best to serve patients' interests in large clinical trials? Martine Piccart, Aron Goldhirsch and their colleagues argue that maintaining academic independence is essential to early breast cancer trials.

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  1. Martine Piccart and Aron Goldhirsch are at the Breast International Group.

    • Martine Piccart
    •  & Aron Goldhirsch
  2. The Breast Cancer Intergroup

    • William Wood
  3. The Early Breast Cancer Trialists Collaborative Group

    • Kathleen Pritchard
  4. Grupo Espanol de Estudio y Tratamiento Tumores Solidos

    • José Baselga
  5. The Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group Consumer Advisory Panel

    • Linda Reaby
  6. The European Breast Cancer Coalition

    • Ingrid Kössler
    •  & Stella Kyriakides
  7. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

    • Larry Norton
  8. The International Breast Cancer Study Group.

    • Alan Coates

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