NEW YORK — First Lady Laura Bush visited the new Capital Breast Care Center last Tuesday, an outgrowth of the Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CBCC was made possible through a $1 million start-up grant from the Avon Foundation. MedStar Health, a nonprofit, community-based, health-care organization, is Lombardi’s clinical partner in the effort. Last week, Avon announced another $500,000 donation to CBCC.

The CBCC offers comprehensive health exams, instructions on giving breast self-exams and one-on-one meetings with health educators. Mammographies are now provided at MedStar’s Washington Hospital Center, but the CBCC will soon have on-site mammography services.

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