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Clinic Participating in Lung Cancer Program

Cabin Creek Health Center

A Kanawha County clinic is participating in a pilot program to screen patients for lung cancer.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the American Cancer Society is overseeing the three-year project with support from a $1.25 million grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care initiative.

Cabin Creek Health Systems will receive $75,000 a year for three years to help develop the program.

State health statistics indicate West Virginia has one of the highest lung cancer rates in the country.

Shauna Shafer of the American Cancer Society says the funding will help Cabin Creek build electronic records, identify and contact patients who qualify for the screening and navigate patients to treatment, among other things.