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 24,000 Baltimore City residents, provided more than 8,994 free clinical breast exams, 9,893 mammograms, 5,556 cervical cancer screenings, 3,000 oral cancer screenings, and 175 colonoscopies. Of those screened, 113 individuals have been diagnosed with cancer, the majority of them detected at an early stage of the disease.
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.