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Safeway gives $1 million to SCCA mammography van, cancer research

Funds also extend breast cancer research and clinical trials at the Center and UW Medicine

Feb. 21, 2012
SCCA mobile mammography clinic

Supported by Safeway since 2006, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's mobile mammography clinic accommodates up to 35 women a day; transmitting mammograms via satellite to SCCA and UW Medicine for interpretation.

Photo by Suong Che

During the past year, Safeway has provided more than $1 million towards breast cancer research and care at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Hutchinson Center and UW Medicine, renewing the company's longtime support of these institutions.  

Funded programs and individuals include:

  • SCCA mobile mammography van, directed by Dr. Connie Lehman
  • Dr. Peggy Porter, Human Biology Division, for breast cancer pilot research projects
  • Dr. V.K. Gadi and Dr. Julie Gralow, SCCA, for breast cancer clinical trials.

SCCA's mobile clinic brings digital mammography and other diagnostic tools to women who lack easy access to health care. Supported by Safeway since 2006, the clinic accommodates up to 35 women a day; transmitting mammograms via satellite to SCCA and UW Medicine for interpretation.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.