The University of Illinois Cancer Center’s Prevention and Survivorship Program is seeking student volunteers to assist in a universal cancer screening program in primary care at federally qualified health centers in Chicago.
The goal of the MiFamCan program is to improve the identification of patients at high risk for hereditary cancer syndrome through hereditary cancer risk assessment.
The program is under the direction of Pamela Ganschow, MD, director of the Cancer Center’s survivorship program, and volunteers will assist patients through a cancer screening questionnaire, as well as provide them with information about cancer prevention and survivorship.
Benefits to volunteers include cancer genetics education, research opportunities, direct patient interaction and shadowing in clinics.
Undergraduate and graduate students who speak English, Spanish, or both, and who can volunteer at least six hours per week for 12 weeks are needed. Students who can commit for six months or more are preferred.