The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has recently re-awarded three-year accreditation to the breast center at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to centers that voluntarily undergo a rigorous evaluation of their breast programs across the full continuum of cancer care, from prevention to survivorship and end-of-life care. The breast center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, along with the breast center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, were the first two breast centers in Manhattan to be fully accredited by the NAPBC.
Receiving care at an NAPBC-accredited center gives patients access to:
- Comprehensive coordination of care and treatment with state-of-the-art technologies
- A multidisciplinary team of experts across all subspecialties
- Clinical trials and new therapies
The breast center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is a leader in breast cancer care and treatment, offering patients personalized, cutting-edge treatments, including cosmetically sensitive surgery, radiation therapy, and the newest advances in targeted therapies. In addition to NAPBC accreditation, the breast program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center for Excellence by the American College of Radiology, and is part of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).