To meet aspirations for comprehensive cancer control, healthcare organisations must consider certain requirements, paying particular attention to multidisciplinarity and patient-centred pathways from diagnosis, to treatment, to survivorship.
Following the European Breast Cancer Conference in Florence in 1998, a working party was established to consider what should comprise a Europe-wide, high quality, specialist breast service.
The "Requirements of a specialist breast unit", published in 2000, represents EUSOMA's opinion on the standards for forming high quality breast cancer units across Europe.
Many factors were taken into consideration in forming these guidelines, including the size of the centre, the core team, the facilities, the services offered by the centre and much more.
Eusoma, with the endorsement of ECCO as part of the Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care programme and ESMO has just published the updating of the milestone Eusoma paper “The requirements for a specialist breast centre”.