David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, Medical Director, American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs and Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and Cary Kaufman, MD, FACS, Chair-Elect, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, are available to help reporters convey the importance of early detection and comprehensive treatment of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
— Breast cancer screening
— Breast cancer treatment
— Breast center accreditation
— National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and the monitoring of outcomes for patients with diseases of the breast. Bringing together leaders from the major medical disciplines that routinely work together to diagnose and treat breast disease, this multidisciplinary group created 27 program standards and 17 program components of care that collectively provide the most efficient and contemporary care available for patients diagnosed with diseases of the breast.
Source: American College of Surgeons (ACS)