NC lawmakers pass bill to create panel to research rare eye cancer cluster

NC lawmakers pass bill to create panel to research rare eye cancer cluster

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — More help could be on the way to find answers about the mysterious eye cancer cluster in Huntersville.

Channel 9 first broke the alarming medical mystery in 2014 and there are still no answers after five years.

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Huntersville has seen more than 20 cases of ocular melanoma. The cancer normally impacts five out of a million people.

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Now, state lawmakers have passed a bill creating a panel of experts to research cancer cases across the state.

The panel would come up with recommendations to address cancer clusters.

The bill is now headed to the governor's desk.