Posted on Friday - 05/18/2018 to News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018
UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
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Medical Education Program
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UCSF Fresno and Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California to Offer No-Cost Breast Screenings and Mammograms on May 19
FRESNO –Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women in the U.S. About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
UCSF Fresno and Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California will hold a breast health education, screening and mammogram event on Saturday, May 19, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 N. Fresno St. in downtown Fresno.
Media are invited to cover the event in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please call (559) 313-6539 if you plan to cover the event.
Ibironke Adelaja, MD, FACS, an assistant clinical professor at UCSF Fresno envisioned the event and brought numerous partners together to make it possible. Dr. Adelaja is a breast surgeon, who specializes in caring for women and men with benign and malignant breast diseases.
“Breast cancer incidence and deaths vary greatly by ethnicity, socio-economic status and even geographical location,” said Adelaja. “Early detection and treatment are extremely important. Simply put, they save lives and that’s the motivation for this event.”
“Komen Northern and Central California is pleased to partner with UCSF Fresno, Life Saving Images, Inc., and other community organizations to offer breast health education, screenings and mammograms to Fresno area residents, and in some instances at no cost to the patient” said Sharon Johnson, two-time breast cancer survivor and Director of Mission and Grants in Fresno. “This event is part of our Bold Gold Tour to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.”
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- 40 years of age or older
- No mammogram within past year
- Must have a primary care physician or establish one the day of the event
- Low-income may qualify for a no-cost screening and mammogram
- A clinical breast exam may be completed prior to the mammogram
- Event organizers are unable to accept Kaiser and Covered California at this time
- Wellness activities and refreshments will be provided
Appointments are limited. To reserve a spot and determine eligibility for a no-cost screening and mammogram, please call the Women’s Health Clinic at Community Regional Medical Center at (559) 459-5755.
Additional event partners include: Susan G. Komen® Circle of Promise®, Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, Community Medical Centers, Central Valley Black Nurses Association and California Health Collaborative.
About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu
About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.
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