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The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has formed a partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance to reach underserved people who are most at-risk for lung cancer.
A three-year, $1.6 million grant from the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation will establish the Alabama Lung Cancer Awareness, Screening and Education program, which aims to address the racial and socioeconomic disparities in lung cancer, which are predominant in Alabama and the South.
The ALCASE program will combine the Lung Cancer Alliance’s expertise in lung cancer screening and will expand the cancer center's Deep South Network Community Health Advisor model to decrease lung cancer diagnoses. The purpose of the overall program will be to increase participation and increase screenings by providing community-based support to local health care facilities
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