The Gift of Screening, Detection and Education

The mammography van is fully supported with a pledge from the David B. Lichtenstein Foundation

photo of Davida Layer

The new mammography van is fully supported with a pledge of $765,958 from the David B. Lichtenstein Foundation, a private foundation that contributes to charitable organizations in Missouri.

“The mamm van is something that will help so many people on so many levels,” said Davida Layer, chair of the David B. Lichtenstein Foundation. “It’s just something we couldn’t say ‘no’ to supporting.”

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 5,000 women in Missouri are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

“Thanks to the foundation’s generosity, we can help detect breast cancer earlier by ensuring that women across the state have access to the latest screening services,” said Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll, MD, PhD, director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Employers, rural physicians, church groups, county health departments and civic clubs interested in scheduling the van can call Ellis Fischel’s cancer screening services at 573-882-8511 or email

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