In response to the article “Oncology takes blame for rising healthcare cost” (page 1, July 2009), I would like to direct Oncology News International readers to two articles on the “Win-Win” initiative. The full text articles are available online for free at:
“Breast Cancer Systemic Therapy: The need for more economically sustainable scientific strategies in the world,” Breast Care 3:434–438, 2008, www.karger.com/brc
“The ‘Win-Win’ initiative: A global, scientifically based approach to resource-sparing treatment for systemic breast cancer therapy,” World J Surg Oncol 7:44, 2009, www.wjso.com/content/7/1/44.
—Prof. Ahmed Elzawawy president, International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centres, and director, South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology, Port Said, Egypt