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National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast.

To achieve its mission, the NAPBC works to:

  • Provide a framework for the delivery of high-quality care for breast disease through standard setting, quality measures, clinical trial participation, and professional education.
  • Develop consensus-based, patient-focused standards for breast centers and a site visit process to monitor compliance. 
  • Expand programs of quality improvement and benchmark comparison.
  • Develop educational programming on the standards, site visit process, and best practices to enhance center performance.
  • Promote patient advocacy through community outreach.
  • Leverage strategic partnerships and enhance collaborations to promote the NAPBC.
  • Recruit, retain, and promote NAPBC centers.

Follow NAPBC on Twitter at @AmColSurgCancer (use the hashtag #NAPBC) and Facebook at @AmColSurgCancer.

New Breast Program

The ACS Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program gives patients tools and support to help them prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for surgery. Developed by surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and patients, this online resource contains information and training to help patients be active and knowledgeable participants in their operation and recovery through evidence-based education and skills to encourage optimal recovery.

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New Patient Brochure

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers is excited to announce the availability of a new patient information brochure. The brochure has been developed to help you educate your patients on what accreditation means and why receiving care at an accredited program is important. This brochure is one way to reinforce to patients your program's commitment to providing the best in cancer and breast care.

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New Resources

The NAPBC Advocacy & Outreach Committee is pleased to provide your breast center with the following new resources to aid breast center staff in educating patients relative to biomarker and biomarker testing and patient/doctor communications. These resource lists are now posted for access by NAPBC contacts in the Resources section of the NAPBC accreditation portal (QPort).

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Survivorship Care

The continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a great deal of stress on patients and breast centers. For this reason, the NAPBC has decided to temporarily suspend the requirement to deliver a survivorship care plan (SCP) to 50% of eligible patients for Standard 2.20: Breast Cancer Survivorship Care.

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Best Practices Webinars

NAPBC Best Practices Webinar Series: Quality in Action showcases 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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Accreditation Brochure

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

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