The Rivkin Center Expands its Early Detection Program with the Opening of the Wanda Jankelson Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic
In an effort to continue to grow the reach and accessibility of ovarian cancer early detection services, as well as to further research efforts to develop new tools for screening, the Wanda Jankelson Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic opened it doors in June 2012, within the new True Family Women's Cancer Center at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. This new clinic provides annual screening of women throughout the Northwest identified at "high risk" for ovarian cancer. Additionally, women enrolled participate in vital research studies to evaluate new blood markers and imaging technologies to help further the field of early detection research.
The new clinic is named in honor of the Wanda Jankelson Foundation for Health Care and Research, and in gratitude for their over $1 million in leadership support of the Rivkin Center's early detection and research grants program. Strategically located at the Swedish Cancer Institute's True Center, the Wanda Jankelson Clinic will complement the comprehensive services and resources provided for women in one of the largest diagnostic and treatment facilities in the region, and help to establish a unique national model for ovarian cancer screening and prevention in a clinical setting. As Roland Jankelson, founder of the Wanda Jankelson Foundation for Health Care and Research has stated, "I lost my life's mate to this disease and I live with the knowledge that early detection and awareness available to women today might have saved Wanda's life."
Learn more about the Rivkin Center's early detection screening program, or call the Rivkin Center at (206) 215-6200.