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State Grants Support Breast Cancer Tests, Treatment

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded a total of $1.1 million to 16 community organizations to expand breast cancer education, screening, access and outreach and to treat those without health insurance. (Photo Courtesy of Aslan Media via Flickr.)

Georgia health officials say they're trying to improve breast cancer services for the state's uninsured population.

The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded a total of $1.1 million to 16 community organizations through the Georgia Access, Care, Treatment and Services Breast Cancer Grant Program.

The grant program is funded through the sale and renewal of the breast cancer license tag. It aims to expand breast cancer education, screening, access and outreach and to treat those without health insurance.

The grant amounts range from $35,000 to $50,000 for screening projects and up to $200,000 for treatment projects.

The Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education Inc. administers the grant program.

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