Baltimore City Cancer Program
The Baltimore City Cancer Program is a community-based initiative of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive 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 33,000 Baltimore City residents and provided more than 11,000 free clinical breast exams, 12,000 mammograms, 6,500 cervical cancer screenings, 3,000 oral cancer screenings, and 550 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 rates 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 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the following health centers:
University of Maryland Primary Care at Heritage Crossing
312 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 3rd floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
University of Maryland Primary Care at Bolton Hill
1501 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
To enroll and set up an appointment, please call 410-328-HOPE (4673).