American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations focused on breast health and dedicated to the improvement of quality outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast through evidence-based standards and patient and professional education. 

The objectives of the NAPBC include:

  • Consensus development of criteria for breast centers and a site visit process to monitor compliance 
  • Strengthening of the scientific basis for improving quality care 
  • Reducing the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer by improving screening mammography and advocating for increased access to and participation in clinical trials
  • Expanding programs of quality improvement measurement and benchmark comparison

Best Practices Webinars

NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action will showcase centers that have improved quality and access to care by enhancing program operations, developing patient-focused innovations, and quality improvement efforts.

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Virtual Site Visit Webinar

The recording of the CoC, NAPRC and NAPBC Virtual Site Visits—What Programs Need to Know webinar is available in CoC Datalinks, NAPBC and NAPRC portals. This webinar reviews the plans for each ACS Cancer Program, share results from the pilot site visits, and discuss how the virtual plan can be used by interested programs during the pandemic.

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NAPBC QPort

The NAPBC is pleased to announce the release of an upgraded NAPBC Quality Portal (QPort) to manage NAPBC accreditation information. Several resources have been developed to help you become familiar with NAPBC QPort.

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Considering Re-Entry

COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium’s Considerations for re-entry offers recommendations on how we can safely resume the multidisciplinary care of breast cancer patients whose treatment has been put on hold or otherwise modified.

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2020 Site Visit FAQs

An FAQ document has been developed to assist CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC program participants with the changes that have been put in place by the American College of Surgeons to postpone accreditation and verification site visits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CAnswer Forum Live

CAnswer Forum LIVE is a 60-minute webinar that is available for live and recorded viewing to staff at current and prospective CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC programs. In addition to answering the questions that are submitted, this webinar also includes important information from the Cancer Programs regarding upcoming events and clarification and updates on the standards.

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Brochure

Learn about how ACS Cancer Programs are improving outcomes for patients with cancer in our latest brochure.

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