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

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. The NAPBC Board of Directors has worked diligently to ensure multidisciplinary leadership representation, and to include nationally recognized breast cancer quality performance measures in the NAPBC standards that serve as a platform for measuring quality improvement.

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

If you would like to receive more information about the NAPBC, contact us at 312-202-5185 or