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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.


Participate in the elective 2022 NAPBC PROMPT Study: Patient Reported Observations on Medical Procedure Timeliness Breast Patients to examine timeliness from screening to diagnosis and first treatment of breast patients at NAPBC-accredited breast centers and meet select NAPBC Standards. Log in to the NAPBC Quality Portal to participate.

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Just ASK Study

Participate in the elective 2022 CoC and NAPBC Just ASK QI Project and Clinical Study to help integrate smoking assessment as a standard of care.

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Register Today

Register for the ACS Cancer Accreditation Programs: Continually Advancing Quality Cancer Care conference, May 20–22, 2022. The conference is designed to enhance cancer program operations by examining requirements and compliance strategies for the Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards), the Optimal Resources for Rectal Cancer Care, and more.

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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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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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