Tel Aviv University, Israel
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Cancer Sci Ther
Breast Centers are considered the optimal expression of breast care. The concept of Breast Centers reflects the culmination and the results of the changes that occurred in the treatment of Breast Cancer. The direction of breast carcinoma care has moved towards specialization and towards an evidence-based multifaceted approach with the involvement of a spectrum of disciplines, in both diagnostic and therapeutic areas. The European Parliament called on the Member States to ensure nationwide provision of interdisciplinary breast centers by 2016, since treatment in an interdisciplinary breast center has proven to raise chances of survival and to improve the quality of life. The International School of Senology of the SIS studied and analyzed the main accreditation programs from the USA and from Europe and elaborated its International Accreditation Program for Breast Centers/Units for its worldwide affiliated societies. In February 2012, at the 2nd International Congress of Breast Disease Centers in Paris, we proposed the following Declaration, inspired by the ├ó┬?┬?Florence Statement: ├ó┬?┬?All women across the world should have access to fully equipped, quality assured, dedicated breast centers/units that provide competent and comprehensive care├ó┬?┬Ł. The Paris Statement was approved by the Chairmen of the main Accreditation Programs for Breast Centers: the SIS/ISS, the NAPBC and EUSOMA and was endorsed by the Chairman of the UICC as well. This was the first step of a Project aimed to elaborate a Common Global Platform for Breast Centers/Units Accreditation. We are confident that, by joining efforts and sharing experiences, a significant improvement in worldwide Breast Care can certainly be achieved.