Conference brings awareness to lung cancer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)-- The conference brought together health care providers and others to improve early detection and treatment for lung cancer patients.

The event highlighted several key-note speakers. Attendees also participated in interactive experiences. They did so, by creating a graphic art installation based on discussions they had throughout the last two days.

Attendees say this event is a great way to spread the word to make awareness for a disease that affects many people close to home.

"We want to shine a light on lung cancer. In West Virginia lung cancer kills more people than prostate, colorectal and breast cancer combined. Yet, we have very few awareness events and people don't understand the impact that it has on people's lives," said Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, the Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the WVU Cancer Institute.

They hope to have more events in an effort to continue raising awareness to this disease.