UCLA Breast Imaging Awarded Avon Foundation Fellowship Grant
UCLA Radiology is pleased to announce that Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging has received a $240,000.00 grant from the Avon Foundation to support four radiology fellowships. The Avon Foundation Grant for fellowship training in breast cancer detection and diagnosis is the only nationally sponsored fellowship training grant in Breast Imaging. Starting from 2001, the Avon Foundation has supported twelve UCLA Iris Cantor Breast Imaging fellowships.
About Iris Cantor Center at UCLA
The UCLA Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging is dedicated to promoting women's health through early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. In 1987, the Iris Cantor Center took a national leadership role by becoming the first mammography facility in this country to be certified by the American College of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Program. Located at one of the nation's leading university medical centers, the Center currently includes three digital mammography rooms, two state-of-the-art dedicated breast ultrasound rooms, a stereotactic breast biopsy room and a reception area, dressing rooms and a patient consultation room. UCLA now has the first completely digital facilities in California, and is among the 8% of totally digital mammography facilities in the United States.
The mission of the Avon Foundation is to improve the lives of women. Since 1955, the Avon Foundation has raised and awarded more than $450 million worldwide for advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a focus on the medically underserved. Funding supports five areas: awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based non-profit breast health programs.