Cincinnati—The University of Cincinnati
Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center has received a three-year
accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC),
a program of the American College of Surgeons.
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, and accreditation by the program is only
granted to centers that have undergone a rigorous evaluation process and review
of their performance.
breast center is the only center in Ohio to have achieved the highest
distinction from the American College of Radiology (Breast Imaging Center of
Excellence), National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (Certified Quality
Breast Center of Excellence) and the NAPBC.
are delighted to receive this accreditation, which speaks to the excellence
present at the UC Cancer Institute and the quality care delivered by breast
cancer specialists within our institution,” says Elyse Lower, MD, director of
the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center and a professor in the division of
hematology oncology at the UC College of Medicine.
the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards
established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full
spectrum of breast disease. Standards include proficiency in the areas of
center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach,
professional education and quality improvement.
centers must also place emphasis on comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary
team as well as patient access to ongoing clinical trials and treatment
"This further demonstrates our center’s ability
to provide superb integrative, cutting-edge breast care to the Tristate, and
this accreditation is the result of the extensive efforts of our institute’s
multidisciplinary specialized clinical team,” Lower adds. "This national
award is a cornerstone step as we integrate the services of clinical care,
clinical investigation and basic research in the UCCI Comprehensive Breast
For more information about the National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers, visit www.accreditedbreastcenters.org.