MUSC gets $2 million to study lung cancer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston has received an almost $2 million grant to study lung cancer treatment in blacks.

Black people in South Carolina are significantly less likely than white people to receive surgery for early stage lung cancer.

The grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities will help researchers at the Hollings Cancer Center look into the issue.

The study will focus on whether helping black patients in seeking care will help improve the number who get surgery, reduce the time until surgery and ultimately increase survival rates.

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