National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients: 2017 Annual Report

Reports | Published: 18 Jul 2017

National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients: 2017 Annual Report

The National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients (NABCOP) was commissioned to evaluate the quality of care provided to women aged 70 years or older by breast cancer services in England and Wales. It was established to explore why older women with breast cancer appear to have worse outcomes than younger women and to investigate apparent differences in the patterns of care delivered to older women.

The audit examines the care pathway from initial diagnosis to the end of primary treatment and provides information on the comparative performance of NHS breast cancer units in relation to:

  • method of detection
  • staging, comorbidity and frailty assessment and treatment planning
  • Type of treatments received

The results of the Audit’s work during its first year are described in the Annual Report which is available to download via the link below.

National audit of breast cancer in older patients – 2017 annual report for public and patients

An alternative version of this report has been produced especially for patients and members of the public and is also available to download via this website.  To find out more click here.

Accompanying information and data tables are available at the NABCOP webpage:

This version (1.1) was released on 21 March 2018, and included corrections to ‘Appendix 3: Respondents of the organisational audit’ on page 52

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