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  • Cancer Institute to host first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

    Cancer Institute to host first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

    The WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer support group team in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance will host the first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer in observance of lung cancer awareness month on November 28, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the ground floor conference room at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. This is an event for current and past patients and their families to provide education about lung cancer and new treatment updates, and will be an opportunity to honor those living with lung cancer and those we have lost to the disease. Several members of the lung cancer team will share recent clinical advances and memorable patient experiences. Please contact Adrienne Duckworth, NP, or Rachel Harper, MSW, or call 304-598-4500, if you plan to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. All Cancer Institute staff are welcome.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer survivorship program expands to United Hospital Center

    WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer survivorship program expands to United Hospital Center

    The WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control has expanded its Bridge Program that focuses on lung cancer survivorship to United Hospital Center (UHC) in Bridgeport. The goal of the Bridge Program is to improve the coordination of care and decrease the consequences of treatment for patients diagnosed with stage I, II, or III lung cancer after they complete treatment.

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  • Pink Party marks fourth successful year for Bonnie’s Bus

    Pink Party marks fourth successful year for Bonnie’s Bus

    The fourth annual Pink Party to benefit the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) was a huge success. Nearly 200 attendees, wearing their favorite shades of pink, enjoyed a special evening at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium on November 13 to support one of their favorite causes – Bonnie’s Bus. “Thank you for being so supportive,” Jo Statler told the crowd. “Because you are here, that tells me you have big hearts.” She and her husband Ben made a generous gift to the WVU Cancer Institute eight years ago to establish the mobile mammography program, named after Jo’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.

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  • Toothman Ford makes $14K donation to Cancer Institute to fight breast cancer

    Toothman Ford makes $14K donation to Cancer Institute to fight breast cancer

    Toothman Ford in Grafton continues to be a strong voice for breast cancer awareness while faithfully supporting the work of the WVU Cancer Institute to defeat the disease. During its annual breast cancer awareness campaign this October, the dealership raised $14,000 for research, treatment and recovery at the Cancer Institute.

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  • WVU Day of Giving brings in more than $88,000 for Cancer Institute

    We did it!  The WVU Cancer Institute far exceeded its goal during the first WVU Day of Giving, a 24-hour online fundraising event to support WVU’s greatest priorities and opportunities. The Cancer Institute goal was to have 100 donors participate to secure a $20,000 match from Cancer Institute leadership. We had 177 donors and raised more than $88,000 for the Cancer Institute.  Additionally, the Cancer Institute received the fourth highest participation university wide, behind Engineering and Mineral Resources, Business and Economics and Education and Human Services, respectively.

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  • Jefferson-Morgan girl's volleyball team presents donation to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Jefferson-Morgan girl's volleyball team presents donation to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Members of the girl’s volleyball team at Jefferson-Morgan High School in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, have joined the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. The team recently hosted a Pink Out game, asked fans to make donations, and sold pink “Go-Fight-Cure” T-shirts to promote breast cancer awareness and support the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. The fundraiser generated more than $500 for the Breast Care Center. “I’m very proud of the girls for all their hard work,” Stephanie Woodruff, Jefferson-Morgan volleyball coach, said. “Several of them are supporting a cause that is close to them.”

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  • Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Daniel Berrebi, a 2017 WVU Cancer Institute summer research fellow, won first place in the cancer category of the student poster session at this year’s Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Morgantown. He was selected for his research titled Inhibition of CCL5 and Nodal by Adipose-derived Stem Cells in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment. In his work at the Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Linda Vona-Davis, PhD, Berrebi used 3D matrix models to study the role of stem cells in contributing to the spread of breast cancer.

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  • Grand opening ceremony for WVU Cancer Institute at Reynolds Memorial Hospital to be held Friday

    Grand opening ceremony for WVU Cancer Institute at Reynolds Memorial Hospital to be held Friday

    The WVU Cancer Institute at Reynolds Memorial Hospital will hold a grand opening ceremony and reception at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the newly constructed center on the hospital campus in Glen Dale. The clinic will hold its first patient visits on Nov. 27.  

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  • Cancer Institute leadership issues challenge gift for Inaugural Day of Giving

    Cancer Institute leadership issues challenge gift for Inaugural Day of Giving

    On Nov. 8, West Virginia University will hold its first Day of Giving, an online fundraising effort to support our greatest priorities and opportunities. Together – on one day- we can help forge a brighter future for WVU.

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  • Join our team at the WVU Cancer Institute

    Join our team at the WVU Cancer Institute

    The WVU Cancer Institute is expanding.

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