Cancer Prevention in the Community

Through programs that educate members of the local community, health practitioners, policy makers, patients and survivors, and others, the GW Cancer Center serves as an education and information source on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer as well as what surviving cancer means.

Cancer Screenings

Free Mammograms through the Mammovan
Breast Imaging and Intervention Center 
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Lung Cancer Screening Program

For Survivors of Adult Cancers: (202) 741-2222 ext. 1 
For Survivors of Childhood Cancers: (202) 476-2510

Additional Cancer Prevention Resources

Cancer Screening 
Screening and Testing to Detect Cancer 
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cancer Screening Tests section 
The Mobile Mammography Program: Mammovan

General Resources 
American Cancer Society 
National Cancer Institute 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthy Lifestyle 
Healthfinder.gov 
MedlinePlus

Support Groups and Activities

The GW Cancer Center with support provided by the Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center (Katzen Center) supports a wide variety of holistic and wellness services for cancer patients and their families. These groups are free of charge and open to the community.

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA)
2150 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20037

Caregivers' Support Group
Share common concerns, give and receive advice, and learn coping skills. 
Third Tuesday of each month, 12:30-1:45 pm, MFA, first floor, 1-402
Facilitator: Lindsay Blair, LICSW
(202) 677-6229

Gentle Yoga
This group introduces patients and caregivers to the physical and emotional benefits of yoga.
Tuesdays, 5-6 pm, GW Marvin Center, fifth floor activities room
800 21st St. N.W.
Facilitator: Jennifer Bires, LICSW
(202) 741-2218

Nutrition Club
First Monday of each month, noon-1 pm, MFA Katzen Center board room
Facilitator: Jennifer Leon
(202) 741-6489

Survivorship Series
An educational series featuring a different speaker each month.
Second Thursday of each month, 11:45 am -12:45 pm, MFA Katzen Center board room
Facilitator: Lindsay Blair, M.S.W.
(202) 677-6229