Screening to Survivorship: A New Look at Cancer
Cancer Prevention and Control podcasts are available on iTunes or from your preferred podcasting software by searching for the terms “WVU Cancer Institute.” Podcasts can also be found below for listening online. Direct any questions or suggestions to CPC@hsc.wvu.edu.
Basics of Lung Cancer Treatment by Dr. Patrick Ma
Dr. Patrick Ma is the Co-Leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program and an Eminent Scholar in Lung Cancer Research. Dr. Ma specializes in the treatment of thoracic malignancies includes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and neuroendocrine tumors and cancer genomics. Dr. Ma completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he also earned a Master of Science in Biochemistry and completed a family medicine residency. The remainder of his post-graduate training was in Boston, where he completed an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; a hematology/oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center; and a thoracic oncology research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Lung Cancer in West Virginia by Dr. Stephenie Kennedy
Dr. Stephenie Kennedy is Director of the WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control, Associate Director of the WVU Mountaineer Health Initiative, and Research Assistant Professor in the WVU School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy specializes in addressing cancer-related health disparities, with an emphasis on health literacy, Appalachian culture, and reaching rural, medically underserved populations. Dr. Kennedy completed a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.
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Treatment Options for Metastatic Breast Cancer by
Dr. Adham Salkeni
Dr. M. Adham Salkeni is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology. He specializes in breast cancer and has a special interest in phase I clinical trials. Dr. Salkeni earned his medical degree from the University of Damascus in Syria. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Cincinnati.
Palliative Radiation for Brain and Bone Metastasis by
Dr. Geraldine Jacobson
Dr. Geraldine Jacobson is the founding Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at West Virginia University (WVU.) She joined WVU in 2012 from the University of Iowa, where she served as the Medical Director and Associate Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Additionally, she served as the director of the breast, gynecology, and brachytherapy services. Dr. Jacobson received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her medical degree from the University of Utah. She completed her residency training in Therapeutic Radiology at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also completed a Master's in Public Health from the University of South Florida and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
The Role of Surgery in Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment by Dr. Jessica Partin
Dr. Jessica Partin is chief of breast surgery in the WVU Department of Surgery. Dr. Partin completed her general surgery residency at WVU and her fellowship in breast oncology at Akron General Medical Center in Akron Ohio. She stayed as medical co-director of the hospital's breast center and clinical associate professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University before returning to WVU. She and her husband reside in Morgantown with their two daughters.