About This Grant:
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) proposes to enhance their lung cancer screening program through the support of the Maine Cancer Foundation’s (MCF) funding. In 2014 St. Mary’s entered into a collaborative relationship with Spectrum Medical Group to create a program where St. Mary’s patients who were underinsured (MaineCare) or uninsured would receive low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) screening at a discounted rate. St. Mary’s will use funds from the Maine Cancer Foundation to supplement or underwrite the discounted rate of services ($250) for those identified populations (estimating 80 individuals). Additional use of the funds will be expended on marketing the program widely as well as targeting patients at the practice level.