KYCOM associate dean published in international journal

Staff Report

Dana Shaffer

PIKEVILLE – Dana Shaffer, D.O. FACOFP dist., associate dean of osteopathic graduate medical education at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been published as a co-author in the February 2017 issue of the international journal for cancer detection and prevention, Cancer Epidemiology.

In cooperation with several academic and healthcare facilities, including Pikeville Medical Center, the article analyzed an approach to increase public awareness of using low dose CT scanning to screen for lung cancer in Eastern Kentucky. The authors conclude, “This study provides preliminary evidence that implementing population approaches may be a viable method to disseminate new guidelines.”

Dana Shaffer Shaffer

Staff Report


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