Cancer Prevention and Control at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute connects West Virginia communities to address cancer health disparities unique to WV and Appalachia.
WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2018 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2011 to 2015.
CPC Director, Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Receives the Order of the Bell Award from State Cancer Coalition
Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea was awarded the Order of the Bell from the state’s Mountains of Hope (MOH) Cancer Coalition. The Order of the Bell draws upon the concept of Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 aircraft that he flew when he broke the sound barrier. The recipients of this award are breaking barriers in public health and creating “a call to action.”
Mountains of Hope (MOH), West Virginia’s comprehensive cancer coalition with representatives from throughout the state, requested that Governor Jim Justice recognize November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.