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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Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven

Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven

Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven is Referent Radiographer at the Dutch Reference Centre for Screening (LRCB), in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

She is responsible for the quality assurance of 550 Dutch screening radiographers and 140 staff of tuberculosis screening. In the field of radiographers she focuses on securing and improving the quality of the breast cancer screening programme on a daily base. As part of her work she is developing guidelines and quality indicators.

She also has an advisory role to the Dutch Health Council.

Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven is member of the LRCB audit team with the focus on quality of radiographers in the Netherlands and abroad.

She contributes to scientific research as a member of a multidisciplinary team in the field of mammographic techniques in positioning and quality control.

She is involved in training radiographers in signalling abnormalities on mammograms according to the rules set in the Dutch screening and related to the BI-RADS system.

She is responsible for and chair of the biennial symposium for dedicated breast radiographers (screening and hospitals 500 to 600 attendees) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

At a European level, Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven is initiator of a European expert group of Mammographers.

She gives workshops at international radiologists courses with a focus on the correlation between breast positioning and the image.

She is involved in testing the ergonomics of mammography equipment. Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven is also author of a book on mammography positioning technique.

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Last update: 2018