Our Mission

Training every hand that examines a woman, including her own.

MammaCare® was developed with the support of the National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundation to advance clinical skills for early breast cancer detection by physical examination.

MammaCare’s clinical and scientific contributions to proficient and effective breast exams span 45 Years of research & development.

MammaCare Foundation has trained, certified measured and documented the skills of practitioners and providers worldwide to perform clinical breast exams.


Clinical Breast Training and Cerfication:

Residency Programs:

Veterans Administration  Medical Centers and Women Veterans Health Mini Residency Program:

MammaCare provides Clinical Breast Exam training courses, certification,  Simulator-Trainers for VAH Medical Centers, CBOCs and VA Providers.

VA Mobile Women’s Health Training Program for Rural Providers:

The VA’s Mobile Mini-Residency Training program travels directly to providers in rural communities. The training curriculum includes the introductory modules on the  CBE Simulator-Trainer.

CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs:

MammaCare trains and certifies providers in state CDC Sponsored Breast and Cervical Early Detection Programs (NBCCEDP) and (BCCP).

In Georgia, the GDPH leadership collaborated with MammaCare to develop a train-the-trainer program to deliver statewide clinical breast exam training to nurses supporting BCCP initiatives.

MammaCare certified a GDPH staff MammaCare Specialist, who certified  district leaders as MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiners in each of the 18 health districts.

Review of GDPH provider exam skills is performed annually

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Hospital and Clinic Based Training Programs (a few examples)

Sanford World Clinic: Ghanaian Pilot Program

The MammaCare Foundation and Sanford World Clinic are collaborating on a program that is training frontline clinical Ghanaian Midwives and Practitioners  for effective breast cancer screening that can reduce fatal delays in detection and treatment. Standardized, computer-guided training protocols allow this initiative to produce and verify essential breast exam skills. The pilot program in Kumasi, Ghana has completed training and certifying midwives to teach and perform clinical breast exams that can identify early-stage cancers.

Henry Ford Health System

The leading health care and medical services provider in the Southwest Detroit region, Henry Ford Health System, has embedded MammaCare training with a unique “train-the-trainer” program. Their Certified MammaCare Specialists train and certify MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiners throughout their healthcare system to improve the quality of breast care for patients in Michigan.

Affiliate Programs

MammaCare Affiliates are organizations across the United States that have staff who are currently certified in MammaCare and offer MammaCare breast examination. Examples include CHI Health Regional Cancer Center at Good Samaritan (Kearney, NE), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (Pelican, AK), Saint Louis University Cancer Center (St. Louis, MO), and many more. View all of MammaCare’s affiliate programs on our map.