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University of Arizona Cancer Center earns national accreditation for breast centers

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 24, 2021) – The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted accreditation to the University of Arizona Cancer Center

Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those programs that are committed to and demonstrate compliance with the NAPBC standards addressing leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement for patients. The NAPBC provides the structure and resources to develop and operate a high-quality breast center and accredited program. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years. 

Patients receiving care at NAPBC-accredited centers have access to:

- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services and survivorship care

“Achieving NAPBC accreditation ensures that our patients at the University of Arizona Cancer Center have access to excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care that includes patient advocacy and community outreach. Our team is proud to join our national partners in setting the standards for breast cancer care,” said Julie E. Bauman, MD. MPH, deputy director of the UA Cancer Center, Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Banner – University Medicine.  

The breast care team at the University of Arizona Cancer Center includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who are committed to working together to provide the best care available through the patient's entire course of treatment, from diagnosis to survivorship. 

Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.

For more information or to request an appointment, please call 520-694-CURE. 

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the quality of care of patients with diseases of the breast. Its board membership includes professionals from more than 20 national organizations that represent the full spectrum of breast care.  For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc.  

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/UniversityTucson or www.bannerhealth.com/UniversitySouth Follow us on Facebook: @BannerUniversityMedicalCenterTucson or @BannerUniversityMedicalCenterSouth

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