outreach, breast health education and patient navigation services at
both the Washington Adventist and Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals.
Debra Pollak, Executive Director, Cancer Care Services accepted the
* George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) received a grant of
$500,000 to support and expand services offered through their mobile
mammography program, which provides screening to both insured and
uninsured, underserved women through a "mammography van" equipped
with state-of-the-art digital equipment that travels to community
and corporate sites in the Washington, D.C. area. The new funding
will expand services to areas such as Anacostia, which has been
identified as the most medically underserved area in the District
and has no functional mammography facilities. Dr. John Williams,
Provost and Vice President for Health Affairs, George Washington
Medical Center, accepted the grant.
* University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation (Baltimore, MD) received
a grant of $420,000 to expand the Baltimore City Cancer Program's
(BCCP) patient navigation program to increase the number of women
screened and shorten the time between screening and treatment. The
BCCP is an initiative of the University of Maryland Marlene and
Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in partnership with the State of
Maryland, with a focus on eliminating cancer death through early
detection, diagnosis, treatment and education for Baltimore's
medically underserved. Dr. Stacy Garrett-Ray, Medical Director of
the Baltimore City Cancer Program, accepted the grant.
* Friends of Cancer Research (Arlington, VA) received a grant of
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