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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

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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Considerations for 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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Physician Survey

Physicians from all specialties in breast cancer that work at a NAPBC-accredited center are invited to participate in a survey to to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted delays in breast cancer treatment and physician well-being.

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FAQ Updated

Review our recently updated NAPBC Clarifications, Reminders, and Frequently Asked Questions document for announcements regarding requirements in Standard 1.2: Multidisciplinary Breast Care Conference and Standard 6.1: Quality and Outcomes.

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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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