3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has developed clinical guidelines on familial breast cancer (classification and care of women at risk in primary, secondary and tertiary care) and is developing clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of both early and advanced breast cancer [Now published as 'Breast cancer (early & locally advanced): diagnosis and treatment', and 'Advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment', respectively].

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
February 2008

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of laparoscopic mobilisation of the greater omentum for breast reconstruction', July 2007.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients and their carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.