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Cancer coalition awards grants to three organizations

January 19. 2015 7:43PM

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration has awarded funds to three organizations.

“We are pleased to support three innovative projects that will make a difference by promoting the latest scientific screening practices to reduce lung cancer deaths, improving the utilization of palliative care and mobilizing high school youth toward healthier communities,” said NHCCC Board Chair Barbara Kimball.

American Lung Association of the Northeast will receive $4,000 to finance a summit of key stakeholders to define lung cancer screening in the state and take practical steps toward implementing a comprehensive screening system that follows current evidence-based guidelines.

The New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will receive $2,500 for educational opportunities and other resources to providers who diagnose and treat people with cancer in New Hampshire.

The trustees of Dartmouth College will receive $5,000 for an initiative to educate high school students about the harmful effects of tobacco use and exposure, and to promote healthy choices among the students.

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