Mammography unit will expand access to care in
North Central Florida
For many individuals living in the rural 23 area-county of North Central Florida served by the UF Health Cancer Center, access to mammography services for breast cancer screening is limited.
But now, with a $1.5-million grant awarded through University of Florida President Ben Sasse’s strategic funding initiative, the UF Health Cancer Center will launch an initiative called Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Screening in North Central Florida. A mobile mammography unit will be outfitted with leading-edge technology to bring services directly to the community. The unit will be the first of its kind in North Central Florida – a region larger than Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut combined.