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Breast Care for Washington, DC

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Breast Care for Washington (BCW) was founded in 2012 as a community-centered breast cancer screening organization to enhance access to breast cancer screening and care among medically underserved women in the Washington, DC area. Our founders are two local women – Dr. Regina Hampton, a breast surgeon and Beth Beck, former Executive Director of Capital Breast Care Center. Both women are well respected in their fields and have extensive experience in providing medical care and patient advocacy for medically underserved populations. The programs and services of BCW are innovative and embed breast cancer screening within a federal qualified healthcare center (FQHC) located in the District of Columbia’s Ward 8. BCW’s service facility is the first and only comprehensive breast cancer screening facility with 3D technology east of the Anacostia River.The primary goal of Breast Care for Washington is to make breast cancer screening readily available and accessible to all women, especially those who receive their care from community health systems. To that end, the organization’s mission is to reduce breast cancer mortality in the Washington, DC area by promoting access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay.