The concept of Multidisciplinary Breast Centers is a true reflection and result of the changes that have taken place in breast cancer care.
In past years, EUSOMA developed widely accepted standards of care for breast patients and has initiated a sophisticated survey and accreditation program for European Breast Centers.
More recently, a NAPBC – National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, was elaborated in the USA.
The SIS – Accreditation Program for Breast Centers/Units is designed to accredit established Breast Centers and aid Centers developing programs, in order to improve the quality, evaluation, and management of patients. It is a voluntary program, offered to Breast Centers with medical teams integrated by colleagues who are members of affiliated societies of the SIS.
The purpose of this program is to provide a model of organization and maintenance of quality of Breast Centers, to ensure the multidisciplinary care of breast diseases, based on recognized international standards.