The JRC is currently developing a European quality assurance scheme for breast cancer services underpinned by Regulation (EC) 765/2008 on accreditation, and to which EA is actively contributing through a working group led by ACCREDIA, the Italian national accreditation body (NAB), since 2014.

EA is pleased to draw your attention to the latest releases by ECIBC – European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer:

  • After the general scope of the European Breast Guidelines was drafted by the Guidelines Development Group, we launched a public call for feedback. The call was open from 18 December 2015 to 17 January 2016 and 82 valid responses from citizens and stakeholders were received via an on-line questionnaire. In line with the ECIBC policy on openness and transparency, we are now publishing a Report on the call. This report summarises the feedback received, explains the methodology used and outlines how the input was integrated in the new Scope of the European Breast Guidelines.
  • Although the breast unit model was, at its inception, widely acclaimed as a valid and innovative tool, the data collected in 30 countries indicates that its implementation has remained patchy. Our Report of a European Survey on the Implementation of Breast Units confirms the need of a renewed evidence-based approach to truly impact on the quality of breast cancer care.
  • The 2016 ECIBC Plenary, under the title ‘When science and policy collaborate for health’, took place on 24-25 November 2016, in Varese, Italy. The Final Report brings you highlights of the meeting and a summary of its conclusions.

ECIBC is developing evidence based recommendations for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Soon more recommendations will enrich the six currently available online.

All ECIBC publications are available at: