Breast cancer remains as an important problem in both developed and developing countries, which needs further investigations in several aspects. A collaborative studies on the etiology and clinicopatholoy of breast cancer between Japan and Indonesia has been carried out. The planning, organizing and management of the collaborative project were worked out under the coordination of both the Japanese and the Indonesian teams. Both general and specific objectives and corresponding hypotheses were defined and formulated in respect to a threefold studies including epidemiological, clinical and pathobiological studies The project has been designed in phases initiated by pilot study and followed by definitive study. The description covers 5 phases of project management, namely 2 phases of planning (definition and planning) and 3 phases of implementation (organizing, management/controlling and terminating) with some modification as to adjust to specific research project. Among related attempts team building and leadership have become very important which needed special attention, due to several respects to deal with i.e. professional and scientific group, multidisciplinary team and international research project.
- Breast cancer
- Collaborative project