Guidelines Development Group

The objective of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) is to develop evidence-based European Guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis (the European Breast Guidelines) for screening and diagnosis.

The GDG will follow the GRADE approach in defining the healthcare question of interest (population of interest, interventions to be compared and patient-relevant outcomes- PICO), synthesizing the evidence and developing the recommendations for the Guidelines. This will be carried out within virtual working environments and in meetings organised every three months. The initial draft documents and the final versions before publication are subject of open calls for feedback launched online.

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). 

An external contractor, CCIb –Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, supports the GDG for their tasks from literature review to drafting of recommendations.

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Lydia Ioannidou-Mouzaka

Lydia Ioannidou-Mouzaka

I have studied Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Athens from where I received my Medical Degree, performed my specialization in Gynecology-Obstetrics and obtained my PhD. Furthermore, I received a scholarship from the French Government and I studied Senology (breast diseases) at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. I did my post-graduate studies in Paris at the Institute Curie Hospital, in Milan at the Institute of Tumors, in San Francisco at the French Hospital and in Houston at the MD Anderson Hospital. Finally, I obtained my lectureship in Pathology.

I am working as a gynecologist and breast surgeon at the Leto Hospital and at the City Clinic in Athens. I am also operating at the Dodecanese Clinic in Rhodes Island. At the same time, I am the President of the Senologic Hellenic Society. Additionally, I was the President of the Greek Affiliate of the ”Susan G. Komen for the fight against breast cancer” as well as: President of the Advisory Committee of the Word Society Breast Health, President of the International Association of Breast Cancer Research, President of the Senologic International Society, President of the European Group for Breast Cancer Screening.

Amongst various things I have accomplished, I consider some of my main achievements to be: increase breast cancer awareness and reduce the percentage of the advanced stage of breast cancer in Greece. Moreover, I created the first Center for psycho-social support for women with breast cancer as well as for their families, “Elli Lambeti”. Lastly, I have founded the Hellenic School of Senology in 2009. 

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Last update: 2018