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.
As part of its mission to provide community education, the GW Cancer Center takes its programs to the people. Our staff, trained in medicine, nursing, social work, cancer genetics, and public health, is available to go out to community centers, schools, and universities, places of worship, and other groups.
The GW Cancer Center also serves as an information and referral source to inform cancer survivors about available local, regional, and national support groups/services.
GW Cancer Center provides the following preventative screenings and resources.
For Survivors of Adult Cancers: (202) 741-2222 ext. 1
For Survivors of Childhood Cancers: (202) 476-2510
Additional Cancer Prevention Resources
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