From October 2022, the work of the NABCOP has been expanded on by two new national audits of primary breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer in women and men of all ages.

Find out more.

NABCOP at the Association of Breast Surgery conference 2022

NABCOP at the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) conference 2022

Talk to us @ Exhibitors Stand 31

Monday (16/5): NABCOP update (presentation) Session 8 – 14:30 to 15:50: Hall 1A

Monday & Tuesday: NABCOP poster presentations – P105, P108, P160.

Tuesday (17/5): oral presentation 10:25 to 11:25


Tweet about the NABCOP

Including the hashtag #NABCOP2022


NABCOP 2022 Annual Report

We have published our sixth and final annual report on the treatment and outcomes of older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales.

We are excited to be formally launching the report at the Association of Breast Surgery conference in Liverpool on 16-17 May 2022!

We have also published a summarised version for the Public and Patients.

Download the 2022 Annual Report and the 2022 Public and Patients Annual Report.


The NABCOP fitness assessment form for older women in breast clinic

The NABCOP has developed a fitness assessment form which aims to provide an objective and standardised approach to evaluating overall health among older women:

  • It includes validated instruments to assess frailty and cognitive ability.
  • It is intended to be completed at the initial diagnostic clinic, for all women aged 70+ presenting with symptoms and signs suspicious of breast cancer.
  • It allows for early identification of patients who are frail, or who may require additional support throughout treatment.


The NABCOP guide to the breast cancer pathway for older women

We have worked with our patient and charity representatives to develop a two-sided guide, designed to encourage conversations between patients and their breast care team.

The guide is particularly relevant to women aged 70+ diagnosed with breast cancer, with question prompts for patients to discuss key elements of their care and treatment.

NABCOP guide to breast cancer pathway for older women 1NABCOP guide to breast cancer pathway for older women 2

Thank you for your participation in this national clinical audit since 2016 on behalf of the NABCOP team

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