Outreach and Education

Signature Events

Smart Health Community Education Day

Smart Health 2023 coming in July!

Smart Health

Smart Health was created to provide our community partners with deeper learning opportunities pertaining to cancer prevention and research, to use as a platform to report back on research results, and to educate individuals and families about research and its relevance. These events are designed to deliver intensive small group health education with the goal of increasing screening rates.

Past Smart Health events

Smart Health 2022 photos coming soon.

Smart Health 2021 videos can be watched here:

Virtual Town Halls and Webinars

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our limited ability to reach the community in person, we began holding virtual town hall and webinar events. These events are free and open to the public. You can watch recordings of previous events on the PECaD YouTube page at any time (please note the date of each event—the information provided in each video is current only as of that date and may not reflect future developments).

Watch Previous Events

Understanding Healthcare, Pt. 3: Transitioning into Medicaid Expansion (3/23/22)
Clinical Trials: The Need for Participation (2/26/22)
“Access to Care” Navigating Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening (4/22/21)
Understanding Healthcare Coverage, Pt 2: A Conversation on Medicaid Expansion (4/7/21)
“Show Me a Better Quality of Life” Innovations in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Care (1/23/21)
Hope and Health for the Holidays (12/3/20)
“Can We Talk?” Colon Cancer Screening and Care (11/12/20)
Lunch and Learn: Resources for Breast Cancer Health and Awareness (10/29/20)
COVID-19 and Cancer Disparities in Latino, Hispanic and Immigrant Communities (7/15/20)
Colorectal Cancer Screening Options During COVID-19 (6/22/20)
COVID-19 and Cancer Disparities (5/14/20)

Community Screenings

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To improve the convenience and availability of mammography, Siteman operates a mobile mammography van that offers screenings by appointment at various locations in the St. Louis area and beyond.

In 2019, PECaD began working with the Siteman Mammography Van at screening sites to provide breast cancer education to women. Through this partnership, PECaD staff are able to reach women who have not scheduled a mammogram to answer their questions, help dispel any concern they have around cancer screening, and assist them with getting a mammogram with the van, if they meet the qualifications.

If you’re interested in making an appointment at Siteman’s Mammography Van, take a look at the SCC Mammography Van calendar.

Mammography Resources

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening

The prostate specific antigen, or PSA, blood test measures the level of PSA, a substance made by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer. PSA levels may also be high in men who have an infection or inflammation of the prostate.

The PSA is the primary screening technique for prostate cancer. Siteman physicians pioneered this test and have successfully developed the free PSA test as a way of increasing the accuracy of cancer detection.

FREE PSA Screening Vouchers

PECaD offers FREE PSA screening vouchers for men age 40 and over. To request a PSA Voucher, click here to fill out a voucher request form. For more information, contact us at PECaD@wustl.edu or call 314-286-2587.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screening tests look for a disease even if a person does not have symptoms. Colon cancer is one of the few cancers that can be found through screening. Screening tests can find polyps. A polyp is a growth on the lining of your colon or rectum. A doctor can remove polyps before they could turn into cancer. Screening can also find colon cancer early. Treatment is most effective when colon cancer is found early.

Most people should start getting screened for colon cancer at age 50. People with a family history of polyps or colon cancer may need to get screened before they turn 50.

You have several choices for getting screened. The first place to start is to talk to your doctor or health care provider. The most common screening tests are colonoscopy, fecal immunochemical tests and stool DNA tests.

Talk to your doctor about which test may be right for you.

Learn more about colorectal cancer screening and Siteman’s 8 Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer.

PECaD Event Request Form

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