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Published on September 20, 2011

Contact: Julie Monzo
E-mail: media@cap.org

or

Contact: Jeremy Lechan
E-mail: jlechan@tuftmedicalcenter.org

Upcoming Free Program to Provide Same Day Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, Test Results, and Follow-up Care to Local Women

Who
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), Tufts Medical Center, the Massachusetts affiliate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Boston Chapter of the American Cancer Society join forces to help save the lives of local Bostonians through the CAP See, Test & Treat™ program.

Through this program, uninsured and underserved women ages 21 and older will receive a free Pap test and mammogram (if necessary). Test results, physician consultations, and possible follow-up care will be provided the same day.

Complimentary food, entertainment, and children’s activities will be offered along with health information. Each participant will receive a See, Test & Treat t-shirt and Target gift card after test results are received. Additional supporters include: Carestream, Sekisui, BD Diagnostics, Gen-Probe, and the College of American Pathologists Foundation.

Where

Tufts Medical Center
South 2 OB/GYN Clinic
860 Washington Street, Boston, MA

When

Saturday, October 15, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To register call: 617-636-4872
Mandarin and Cantonese language interpreters will be available for pre-registration calls and during the event.

Why
More than 240,000 women in the U.S. are expected to receive a diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer in 2011. Although the overall cancer death rate is falling according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer incidence and mortality, disparities still exist among socioeconomic and racial groups. The See, Test & Treat program is designed to remove the barriers that exist for underserved and uninsured women to receiving these potentially life-saving screening tests.

About CAP
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.

About Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children'’s hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with seven community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians’ network. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.