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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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  • West Virginia Lung Cancer Project releases video series

    West Virginia Lung Cancer Project releases video series

    Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in West Virginia, killing more people each year than breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer combined, yet people don’t know a lot about what can be done to stop it. In light of this, the West Virginia Lung Cancer Project (WVLCP) has released a series of four short informational videos in preparation for Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November. 

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  • Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program staff won two first place ribbons at the 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Cancer Conference in Atlanta this August. They were invited to present three posters for the overall National conference and an oral presentation for the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Meeting. Two posters, noted below, won first place ribbons.

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  • Golf Fore A Cure raises more than $12K to fight breast cancer

    Golf Fore A Cure raises more than $12K to fight breast cancer

    The Women’s Golf Association at the Parkersburg Country Club is helping the WVU Cancer Institute win the fight against breast cancer. During its Annual Golf Fore A Cure Invitational on June 14 the Association raised more than $12,000 for breast cancer research at the Cancer Institute in Morgantown and to support Camden Clark Foundation’s Pink Mammogram Fund, which provides free screening mammograms, diagnostics and breast biopsies for local underinsured and uninsured residents at the Cancer Institute’s Camden Clark Medical Center. Proceeds from the Invitational came from participant entry fees, hole sponsorships, doorprize tickets and mulligans sold the day of the event. “A lot of our members have either been treated or are being treated for breast cancer at the WVU Cancer Institute and we like to support local efforts to fight the disease,” said Sue Lilly, who co-chaired Golf Fore A Cure with Judy Crichton.

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  • New Bonnie’s Bus draws crowd at WVU Health Sciences Center

    New Bonnie’s Bus draws crowd at WVU Health Sciences Center

    A crowd of more than 200 got a firsthand look at the new Bonnie’s Bus that was parked outside of the WVU Health Sciences Center this past Wednesday for faculty, staff and others to tour. “It’s beautiful, just beautiful,” visitors said repeatedly as they exited the 45 foot, state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit that will replace its predecessor on July 11 when it makes its maiden voyage to the Rowlesburg Clinic in Preston County. “I was excited to come see the new Bus because we’ve been a community partner with the Bonnie’s Bus Program for several years and always have a great turnout when the Bus participates in our health fairs in Reedsville and Bruceton Mills,” Kim Riley of West Virginia Caring Hospice and Palliative Care said. The Bus Program was made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the WVU Cancer Institute and is a partnership between the Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine. It has served the state since 2009 and provided more than 14,000 mammograms and found 63 cases of breast cancer.   

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  • Dr. Goldberg honored as DeLynn Chair of Oncology

    Dr. Goldberg honored as DeLynn Chair of Oncology

    There was a packed house in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Atrium last Wednesday where several WVU Medicine and Cancer Institute faculty and staff and others gathered to join the Cancer Institute in honoring Dr. Richard Goldberg as the Laurence S. and Jean J. DeLynn Chair of Oncology.

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  • Cancer Institute partner clinics raise colorectal cancer awareness

    Cancer Institute partner clinics raise colorectal cancer awareness

    Our West Virginia Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (WV PICCS) partner clinics participated in national Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 3. Dress in Blue Day began as a way to present a united front in the battle against the disease during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Partner clinic staff donned their favorite shade a blue in order to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening with their patients.

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  • Huggins wins $15K for cancer research in Infiniti Challenge

    Huggins wins $15K for cancer research in Infiniti Challenge

    Thank you Mountaineer fans for helping West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins win $15K for research at the WVU Cancer Institute in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge that ended on March 12. Coach Huggins was a strong competitor throughout the Challenge involving 48 coaches nationwide and was in the Final Four.  Each was hoping to win the $100K grand prize for their favorite charities.  Huggins will give his prize money to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, which he established in memory of his mother, who died in 2003 following a long battle with colon cancer.  The fund supports clinical research, specifically providing access to cancer clinical trials at WVU Medicine affiliates for all West Virginians.

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  • Papa John’s donates $10K to cancer research at WVU Cancer Institute

    Papa John’s donates $10K to cancer research at WVU Cancer Institute

    Any way you slice it, $10,019 is a lot of dough! That’s how much money Papa John’s donated recently from its online pizza promotions to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • 2016 West Virginia Cancer Burden Report released

    WVU Cancer Institute - Cancer Prevention and Control was awarded a contract to author the 2016 West Virginia Cancer Burden Report. This comprehensive report provides in-depth analyses of WV cancer data at the state and county level and will benefit cancer researchers, educators, advocates, and policy makers. 

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