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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

When your breast center achieves accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) you can be assured that it is held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast.

Our coalition of professional organizations, the NAPBC, works together to provide the most efficient and contemporary breast care using scientific evidence about what works best for patients. At NAPBC we monitor compliance to our standards at each accredited breast center. Our NAPBC Board is composed of leadership from many medical disciplines and upholds nationally recognized quality performance measures for breast cancer treatment. We are administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which for more than 100 years has led national and international initiatives to improve quality in hospitals.

2014 Standards

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The 2014 NAPBC Standard Manual is now available online for purchase or download.


In response to the call for public comments from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on its revised breast cancer screening recommendations, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers provided the comments and recommendations in support of our member organizations.

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The Work of NAPBC

Dr. Randy Stevens sits down with Dr. Jay Harness to discuss the NABPC and how patients benefit from seeking care in an NAPBC-accredited center.