Cancer Care Services
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Cancer Screening Outreach
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Cancer Screening Outreach offers Prostate, Lung, Colon and Breast Cancer Screening for uninsured DC residents.
Why we offer cancer screenings
- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. We partner with Capital Breast Care Center. Please click on this link to learn more. Call 202-784-2700 for appointments.
- About 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime.
- Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States.
Cancer Screening Questionnaire – Please complete the attached questionnaire and bring it to your next primary care appointment. If you need help finding a primary care doctor, please check the D.C. Primary Care Association website or call our office for assistance.
Meet the Team
Erica McClaskey, MD, M.S., FAAFP, is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the MedStar Georgetown University Cancer Screening Center. She is a graduate of Howard University and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and received a Master of Science degree in cellular and developmental biology from the University of Houston in Texas. After completing her Family Medicine residency at Georgetown University/Providence Hospital, she completed a Community Health Center Director Development Fellowship at Georgetown University. Dr. McClaskey is board certified, and sees patients at MedStar Health Spring Valley in Washington, D.C.
Lyndsay Anderson, MSN, FNP-BC, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia in 2007. She completed her master’s degree at Georgetown University in 2011. She has worked in the cancer field since 2006 and has a passion for patient education and cancer prevention. She recently published "The Impact of a Knitting Intervention on Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nurses" in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Theresa M. Sweeney, RT (R) (M), mammography technologist, completed her Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology in 2004, Undergraduate Degree at University of Maryland in 2011, and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration in 2014. Ms. Sweeney has worked with the Capital Breast Care Center since 2010, and has dedicated her service in providing mammography screenings for the metropolitan area.
Inna Scurtu, bilingual patient navigator, completed her Associates Degree in Business and Administration at Northern Virginia Community College in 2014. She is pursuing her bachelor in Accounting at Strayer University. She has worked at Capital Breast Care Center since 2013. She is fluent in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Russian and Romania (native language) and provides personal guidance to patients as they move through their breast health care.
Located inside the MedStar PromptCare in Capitol Hill at 228 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003.
One block north from the Eastern Market metro stop which services Blue, Orange and Silver trains.
Along the 90, 92, 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36 and circulator bus routes.
Outreach Education Sessions
Cancer Education Sessions are held at the Dorothy I. Heights Public Library on Benning Road, NE Washington, DC. Those in attendance discuss ways to lower the risk of various cancers and how to screen for breast, colon, prostate and lung cancers.
View photos from the last Outreach Education Session on December 18, 2015 below.