Publications

ECIBC Recommendations leaflet

What are the European Breast Guidelines? How do the European Breast Guidelines differ from previous guidelines? What are their features? What do the recommendations say?
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ECIBC Concept Document 2017

By improving the quality of breast cancer services in Europe, ECIBC aims at contributing to reduce the burden of cancer and at decreasing the avoidable differences in breast cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality and survival.
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Methods of the ECIBC Platform of Guidelines for breast cancer care

The Guidelines Platform hosts existing high-quality guidelines, developed by entities external to the European Commission. They cover all breast cancer care processes, excluding screening and diagnosis. Guidelines dealing with screening and diagnosis are not included in the Platform, but might be used to underpin the European QA Scheme.
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ECIBC Plenary 2016

When Science and Policy collaborate for Health

The 2016 ECIBC Plenary was an overall success in meeting the mandate and expectations of participants and organisers alike.
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Scope of the European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis

The scope of guidelines defines the topics that they cover, such as whether diagnosis and/or treatment processes of a disease are included, or whether areas where there is a great uncertainty or variation in clinical practice are covered.
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Report on the call for feedback about The Scope of the European guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis

The European Breast Guidelines' scope  is a crucial output of the development process of the European Breast Guidelines. Via a public call, stakeholders and individual citizens were invited to provide their feedback on The Scope. The JRC received a total of 82 valid responses.
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Report of a European Survey on the Implementation of Breast Units

ECIBC - supporting information for breast cancer care policies and initiatives

Although the breast units' model was widely recognised as a valid and innovative tool to address breast cancer care, the data collected in 30 countries show that its implementation - thus its impact on the quality of care - remains a challenge. After 10 years, its implementation differs largely among requirements and organisational aspects.

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Report on the call for feedback about the scope of the European Quality Assurance scheme for Breast Cancer Services

The European QA scheme’s scope represents the first output of the development process of the European QA scheme. Via a public call, stakeholders and individual citizens were invited to provide their feedback on The Scope. The JRC received a total of 63 valid responses.
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The ECIBC Guidelines Platform for all breast care processes

With specific reference on sustainability and stakeholder involvement

The Platform aims to provide guidance for all processes of breast cancer care pathway and to promote the timely and effective dissemination and implementation of evidence-based guidelines for breast cancer.
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European Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis: the European Breast Guidelines

This report intends to inform stakeholders, policy makers in particular, about the methods used and outcomes delivered in the European Breast Guidelines within ECIBC.
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