Grant Considerations

These suggestions were developed by Marilyn Kile, Oncology Nurse with Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center and Chair of Nebraska’s Breast Cancer Screening Task Force, with input from other members of the group:

Points to Consider in Breast Cancer Prevention / Care when Applying for Grants

  • Prevention
    • Education
      • Interpreters
      • Speaker fees
      • Travel
      • Education materials
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Testing for Uninsured / Underinsured
  • Screening/Early detection
    • Mammography –  Population Risk / High Risk (Over age 40 not meeting criteria for EWM) and High Risk (Under age 40)
    • Screening MRI (High Risk)
    • Office visit (CBE)
  • Diagnostic
    • Mammography
    • Ultrasound
    • Breast MRI
    • Biopsy / Surgery
      • Fine needle
      • Core needle
      • Stereotactic
      • Ultrasound guided
      • MRI guided
      • Wire localized
      • Excisional
      • Sentinal node
      • Axillary node dissection
      • Lumpectomy
      • Mastectomy
  • Surgeon fees
  • Radiology fees
  • Staging / Work-Up
    • Laboratory fees
    • Bone Scan
    • Chest, Abdomen, Pelvic CT,  MRI,  PET/CT
    • Tumor testing
    • Oncotype
  • Treatment
    • Physician office visits
    • Surgery
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Treatment related medications (anti-nausea meds, pain medications, etc.)
  • Patient Needs During Treatment
    • Transportation
    • Groceries
    • Housing
    • Financial Need
      • Co-pay
      • Money for medications
  • Breast Cancer Survivorship
    • Support programs
    • Survivorship Clinics
      • Treatment Summary / Survivorship Care Plan
      • Follow-up
      • Rehabilitation Services
        • Exercise
        • Nutrition
        • Psychosocial care
  • Other items to consider
    • Target population
    • Financial need – how will it be determined? What level (poverty 1x, 2x, 3x?)
    • Payment – full rate, Medicare rate, negotiated rate?
    • Contracts required?
    • Promotional activities
    • Collaborative partners
    • In-kind activities

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