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.