Spotlight: HORSES and HOPE
The Vision – Mobile Cancer Screening and Education
First Lady Jane Beshear is committed to cancer prevention and early detection services for Kentucky. She has created a public-private partnership with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, KentuckyOne Health, the University of Louisville, and Kentucky Cancer Program to seek $1 million for a van to increase education and screening programs that will improve health outcomes in the Commonwealth. Services will be supported by the Kentucky Cancer Program’s statewide network of cancer control specialists and in partnership with local health care providers, government agencies, and community organizations.
The van will be equipped to provide cancer screenings and education for many cancers including breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, skin, and head/neck. Central to the effort will be mobile mammography provided through the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, which has a Nationally Accredited Breast Center, licensed by the American College of Radiology. In addition to cancer prevention and early detection services, patients will be navigated to local resources for care and support.
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