Auxiliary donates $100,000 for cancer screening program

Partners Auxiliary donated $100,000 to Capital Region Medical Center to be used in a new lung cancer screening the hospital will begin June 6.

During the annual Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries’ District 3 conference held in Jefferson City this year, CMRC Partners and Goldschmidt Cancer Center employees announced the community outreach screening for lung cancer.

Don Shinkle, Partners president, said the screening is modeled after a National Lung Cancer study that was strongly based on community outreach.

“With a focus on connecting Goldschmidt Cancer Center with current patients of Capital Region’s primary care physicians, the intent is to uncover lung cancer at earlier stages than currently is occurring,” Shinkle said.

At the beginning of June, patients of Capital Region primary care physicians will be sent letters asking them to complete a paper survey that will assess their risk for lung cancer as high, moderate or low.

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