Baltimore City Cancer Program
Watch an interview with Don Lucas, breast cancer survivor, and BCCP's Rhonda Silva, R.N.
The Baltimore City Cancer Program is a community-based initiative of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, funded through Maryland's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. It was created in 2001 to help eliminate cancer deaths in Baltimore City through early detection, diagnosis, treatment and education.
Since then, the program has screened more than 31,000 Baltimore City residents and provided more than 10,000 free clinical breast exams, 11,500 mammograms, 6,000 cervical cancer screenings, 3,000 oral cancer screenings, and 460 colonoscopies. Of those diagnosed with breast cancer, more than 70 percent have been diagnosed in the early stages of the disease, which compares favorably to the Maryland statewide average of 51 percent.
- To reduce the burden of cancer in Baltimore City by decreasing the incidence of cancer through education and prevention initiatives.
- To reduce Baltimore City's cancer morbidity rate for breast, cervical and oral cancers
- To address cancer disparities among minorities
- To develop a system for delivering primary and specialty care for the uninsured populations
- To expand existing services and develop partnerships and collaborations to leverage additional resources
Free Cancer Screenings
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings are provided (based on eligibility) Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-4:00 pm at the following UniversityCare Family Health Centers:
UniversityCare at Edmondson Village
4538 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21229
312 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 3rd floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
To enroll and set up an appointment, please call 410-328-HOPE (4673).
The UniversityCare Family Health Centers, located in West Baltimore, are a part of University of Maryland Medicine and participate in the Baltimore City Cancer Program. UniversityCare provides high-quality medical services for the entire family. Over the years, UniversityCare has established strong relationships with a number of community organizations such as schools, churches and local businesses. UniversityCare offers a variety of helpful services to these groups, including cancer and other health screenings, fairs and lectures. For more information, see the UniversityCare Web site.
The Baltimore City Cancer Program is funded through the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund.
For more information or to schedule screening appointments (based on eligibility), call 410-328-HOPE (4673).