NCCN 2022 Clinical Guidelines for breast cancer have been updated to include specific information on "flat closure"
as a surgical option after mastectomy.
GPAC breast cancer advocates Robyn Towt and Andrea Ottaiano collaborated with NCCN to implement the new changes.
Breast Implant Legislation
Effective January 1, 2022, the state of Arizona implemented legislation to mandate surgeons to provide proper informed consent for breast implant surgery. Patient information will include the GPAC Patient Decision Checklist which will enable patients to make an informed and educated decision about having breast implant surgery.
Arizona Senate Bill SB-1001will be the model for similar legislation in other states.
ASPS Patient Decision Checklist
GPAC is proud to partner with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in creating the Breast Implant Consensus Patient Decision Checklist which was adopted by ASPS leadership and is available on their website.
Our GPAC team is grateful to have received feedback and such enormous support from patient groups, medical community, and state medical boards and associations in the development of the checklist.