1 February 2018
Late 2018 - early 2019, the European Commission will publish an official invitation to stakeholders and interested organizations in the field of public health in order to express interest and take part in a pilot project to launch and test European Breast QA scheme. The participants of this project are testing laboratories (centers) performing diagnostic tests for breast cancer, as well as accreditation bodies that assess laboratories and centers in this area from 35 countries.
To test the scheme, 15 interested organizations will be selected. The purpose of this stage is to assess the need for further adjustments to the scheme prior to its official launch within the legal framework for accreditation.
The European Union has developed and is in the process of implementing the European Breast QA scheme. This scheme has been developed within the framework of a special project (European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer - ECIBC), funded by the European Commission. This scheme takes into account the achievements of the most progressive diagnostic schemes in this field, as well as the patterns used in the European Union for diagnosing breast cancer.
The ultimate goal of the project is to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent breast cancer at the regional and local levels.For more information, please visit the website of the European Commission http://ecibc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/-/invitation-to-express-preliminary-interest-in-a-future-european-qa-scheme-piloting-for-breast-cancer-services-and-stakeholders