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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

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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Important Update

The leadership and staff of the Commission on Cancer, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer are committed to the health and safety of our participating accredited program staff, health care professionals, physicians, and their patients. 

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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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COVID-19 Resources

The American College of Surgeons is compiling and distributing information on the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the health care setting. Visit the ACS COVID-19 section for updates.

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COVID-19 Webinars

ACS Cancer Programs have developed a series of webinars addressing multidisciplinary  management of breast, thoracic, and colorectal cancers and the delay of care during 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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Learn about how ACS Cancer Programs are improving outcomes for patients with cancer in our latest brochure.

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