Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in West Virginia with more deaths each year than breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer combined. The West Virginia Lung Cancer Project was established to improve early diagnosis of lung cancer and decrease mortality rates.
Through a partnership between WVU Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control in Morgantown, West Virginia, and the Patient Advocate Foundation in Hampton, Virginia, the WV Lung Cancer Project is committed to increasing lung cancer screening rates among families and individuals with low income and limited resources in West Virginia.
Eligible, high-risk individuals can receive lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan at the WVU Cancer Institute. The cost of the scan will be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for patients who meet all eligibility criteria.
Services provided by the WV Lung Cancer Project include:
Assistance to individuals
Resources are available to help uninsured and underinsured patients seeking lung cancer screening or patients diagnosed with lung cancer. The WV Lung Cancer CareLine provides experienced case managers free of charge to assist with a variety of financial and insurance-related inquiries. Call 866-684-2479 for additional information.
Representatives from the WV Lung Cancer Project attend various health fairs and community events throughout the state to increase public understanding about the benefits of low-dose CT lung cancer screening. If you are interested in having us attend your health or community fair, please email WVU Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WV Lung Cancer Project offers patient materials and on-site training for healthcare providers. Please email Abby Starkey at email@example.com for more information.
The WV Lung Cancer Project was established with a three-year grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care initiative, and the project is funded with support from Genentech, a partnership grant awarded to the WVU Cancer Institute and the Patient Advocate Foundation.