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Cancer Center Recognized for Outstanding Breast Care

November 3, 2020

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted three-year Accreditation to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital.

To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Breast centers seeking NAPBC accreditation undergo a site visit every three years.

As an NAPBC-accredited center, Lowell General Hospital is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease.

Patients receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient-centered services including psycho-social support and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivor’s quality of life.


“This accreditation validates our commitment to providing the highest standard of comprehensive breast cancer care, close to home,” says Dr. Murat Anamur, Medical Director of the Cancer Center. “Patients facing a cancer diagnosis can have full confidence they have access to the latest treatments, procedures and clinical trials and a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and support staff.”


The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 20 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care. 

For information visit the NAPBC website

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