Outreach and Education

Signature Events

Smart Health Community Education Day

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.

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Past Smart Health event

To view more Smart Health events, click 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 our PECaD YouTube Channel 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

Interested in viewing additional videos highlighting our work within the community? Visit our PECaD YouTube Channel at any time.

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.

Check out the SCC Mammography Van calendar if you’d like to make an appointment.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening

The prostate specific antigen (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. While high PSA levels can be caused by prostate cancer, these levels can also be high in men who have an infection or inflammation of the prostate.

The PSA test is the primary screening technique for prostate cancer. Washington University Physicians at Siteman pioneered this test and have successfully developed the free PSA test as a way of more accurately detecting cancer.

Preventive screenings are available for you and your family members. At Siteman, we strive to give all men access to the cancer care they need. We offer free PSA screening vouchers for men 40 and over. These vouchers can be used for free PSA screenings at the lab in the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) or at Christian Hospital. Walk-ins are available, but appointments are preferred.

To make an appointment, call PECaD at 314-970-4308 or request a PSA Screening Voucher. Bring a copy of the voucher to your appointment. If you received an electronic copy of the voucher, please print or download it to your device.


FREE PSA screening vouchers

PECaD offers FREE PSA screening vouchers for men age 40 and over. To request a PSA Voucher, fill out the voucher request form below. To learn more, contact us at [email protected] or call 314-970-4308.

Request a PSA voucher

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screening tests look for a disease when a person doesn’t have symptoms. Colon cancer is one of the few cancers that can be found through these tests. A colon cancer screening may find polyps, which are growths on the lining of the colon or rectum. Because polyps can turn into cancer over time, doctors remove them to reduce that risk. Screening can also find colon cancer in its early stages, when it’s easier to treat. Most people should start getting screened for colon cancer at age 45. People with a family history of polyps or colon cancer may need to get screened before they turn 45.


Screening options

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

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


Colon Health Fair

FREE colon cancer self-testing

PECaD offers FREE colon cancer self-testing through the FIT test, which checks for blood in your stool. You’ll provide a sample at home and mail it to a lab for testing. To request a FIT test, email us from the button below. To learn more, contact us at [email protected] or call 314-970-4308.

View or download our step-by-step process on how to use the at home FIT test here.


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