West Virginia Breast and Cervical Screening Program

Cancer Prevention and Control at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, West Virginia University, provides data-driven, evidence-based outreach and education as part of the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP).

More specifically, CPC offers:

  • Public education which includes free clinics, one-on-one eligibility screening, educational sessions, employee outreach, and broad-based campaigns such as the Walks for Women and Quilts of Hope,
  • Professional education for healthcare providers that affect their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to ultimately result in the screening of WVBCCSP program eligible women including the annual Public Health Nurses Physical Assessment Training and regional Women’s Health Information Programs, and
  • Coordination of the partnership component of the Program which joins community stakeholders throughout the state, supports Health Information Specialists, and partners with communities to educate West Virginians about the importance of early detection.

For more information about other components of WVBCCSP or to talk to someone within the Program, call 304.558.5388 or toll free at 1.800.642.8522 or visit the program website at

WVBCCSP Mission:

The mission of the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program is to prevent unnecessary disease, disability, and premature death due to breast and/or cervical cancer.

Program Successes:

Since Program inception in 1991, the WVBCCSP has:

  • enrolled more than 124,200 women
  • provided over 242,500 Pap tests
  • provided over 160,500 mammograms
  • provided over 242,500 clinical breast exams
  • diagnosed over 919 cases of invasive breast cancer
  • diagnosed 373 in situ breast cancers
  • diagnosed 10,878 cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (precancers)
  • diagnosed over 134 cases of invasive cervical cancer