We are pleased to inform you that the European Commission has approved ECPC's participation in the European Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC). Following a selection procedure based on specific qualification criteria, our Vice-President, Kathi Apostolidis, was appointed to become a member in the Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group due to her  experience and knowledge in the field of breast cancer.

The working group will be directly involved in the processes required for developing and piloting the ‘European Quality Assurance (QA) scheme for Breast Cancer Services'.

The working group will also:

- decide on clinical and organisational areas to be covered within the European QA Scheme;

- agree on breast cancer specific requirements making use of the evidence provided by the guidelines developed by the Guidelines Development Group (also within ECIBC) ;

- select and define quality indicators.

This group will include professionals in the field of breast cancer screening and diagnosis as well as breast cancer patients, their family members and their carers.

We are honoured by this nomination and we believe this is a great opportunity for ECPC to further engage with our breast cancer member organisations which represent a great number of our members.