Karen Schmitt, MA, RN is the Director of The Northern Manhattan Cancer Screening Partnership.
The Cancer Screening Partnership is housed at New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Partnership focuses on low-income women aged 40 and older, living in underserved communities. Women receive free cancer screenings, work-up and treatments, peer support, genetic counseling, and enrollment into cancer clinical trials. With funding from the New York State Department of Health, the CDC, and Komen Greater NYC, the Partnership has been able to provide outreach, education, recruitment, screening, diagnostic, and treatment services and case management to uninsured women in the New York area who otherwise would not have been eligible to receive the quality medical care at Columbia University. Since 1998, over 50,000 women received breast and cervical screenings through the Partnership. In addition, 11,000 uninsured women received comprehensive case-management, treatment and supportive services.
Areas of expertise:
Breast cancer screening, navigating breast cancer, informed decision making, survivorship care plan, long term impact of cancer