BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Cancer Services Program (CSP) is a statewide initiative that provides free breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings and education to eligible, uninsured & underinsured men and women.
Each of the 60 counties of New York State have a CSP including the seven Western New York Counties – Allegany/Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee/Orleans and Niagara, but each partnership is uniquely managed to meet the specific needs of its community. The Erie County Cancer Services Program provides services for nearly 1,500 of its uninsured & underinsured residents each year. The program is housed in the Department of Health in downtown Buffalo, under the direction of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. It is funded by grants from the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with additional support from the Western New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen.