Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group

The Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group (QASDG) will develop the European Quality Assurance Scheme for Breast Cancer Services (the European QA scheme) to set common quality and safety requirements for person-centred breast cancer services in Europe. The scheme will cover all the processes of breast cancer care (screening, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation & supportive care, follow-up & survivorship care and palliative care) and will be underpinned by the accreditation legal framework and evidence from guidelines.

The QASDG discusses and selects the requirements within virtual working environments and in meetings organised every three months. The initial draft documents and the final versions before piloting are subject of open calls for feedback launched online. After piloting, the so validated scheme will become operative on voluntary basis throughout Europe.

The members are also invited to contribute to the other ECIBC objectives, the Digital Mammography Training Template and the European Guidelines Platform covering all processes of care (from screening to end-of-life care).  

The QASDG is supported by the external contractors EA- European Co-operation for Accreditation for the accreditation legal framework and for the coordination of national accreditation bodies, by CCIb –Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre for literature review and by IQ healthcare to develop indicators.

Members and external experts

Alexandru Eniu

Alexandru Eniu

Dr. Alexandru Eniu is a senior medical oncologist in the Department of Breast tumours at the Cancer Institute "Ion Chiricuta" in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He holds both the MD and PhD degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Medicine “Iuliu Hatieganu” in Cluj-Napoca.

Dr. Eniu has an extensive experience from visits abroad. He was awarded a Mayo Foundation Visiting Clinician Scholarship at the Mayo Breast Cancer Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and has been a visiting clinician at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He did a fellowship at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan.

As an active member of both national (SRRO) and international (ESMO and ASCO) societies, Alexandru Eniu holds positions in various committees. He is the chair of the ESMO Emerging Countries Committee and, since 2014, he was invited to join the ESMO Executive Board, leading several initiatives tackling disparities in cancer outcomes across Europe and the world. Within ASCO, he serves as chair-elect of the ASCO International Affairs Committee. Furthermore, he is a member of the editorial board of several oncology journals including Annals of Oncology. He participated in the process of developing international and national guidelines for the management of cancer patients, serving as the Co-Chair of the Treatment and Allocation of resources Panel of the Breast Health Global Initiative.

He wrote 4 book chapter and more than 50 articles in international peer reviewed journals within his specialty breast cancer.

Declaration of interests