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  • WVU Medicine physicians combine Gamma Knife with other treatments to improve patient outcomes

    WVU Medicine physicians combine Gamma Knife with other treatments to improve patient outcomes

    Gamma Knife technology may not be new, but WVU Medicine physicians are looking at new and innovative ways to combine it with other treatments to improve the long-term survival rate for patients with neurological conditions and metastatic cancers of the brain.

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  • Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg featured in People Magazine article on colorectal cancer

    Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg featured in People Magazine article on colorectal cancer

    Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, is featured in the new issue of People Magazine in an article on the Jonas Brothers’ father, Kevin Sr., and his battle with colon cancer.

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  • ACS Relay for Life Kickoff

    Event Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, Suncrest Towne Centre

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  • Tickets available for pancake breakfast to benefit WVU Cancer Center Comfort Fund

    Tickets available for pancake breakfast to benefit WVU Cancer Center Comfort Fund

    Tickets are available for the February 10 pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Morgantown that will benefit the Comfort Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (MBRCC). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (age 10 and younger). Call 304-598-4549 or 304-598-4978. You may also purchase tickets at the door. The breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m., and in addition to pancakes includes bacon, breakfast potatoes and a beverage. Monti Bear and some of the WVU cheerleaders will be there.

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  • Cancer Institute program designates January 12 “Wear Teal Day”

    Cancer Institute program designates January 12 “Wear Teal Day”

    The West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP), a program of WVU Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control, has designated January 12 as Wear Teal Day in observance of cervical cancer awareness across the state. Each year in West Virginia, approximately 97 women are diagnosed and 37 women die of cervical cancer, according to the West Virginia Cancer Burden Report for 2017. The publication points out that while these numbers are small, West Virginia ranks in the top five for both cervical cancer incidence and mortality when compared with other states, and more than half of the women with cervical cancer in the state are diagnosed at an advanced stage. The good news is that most cervical cancer can be prevented by screening with Pap and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) tests and HPV vaccination. The WVBCCSP helps uninsured and underinsured women gain access to free or low-cost cervical cancer and breast cancer screening services.

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  • Osborn Transplant Program receives another excellence designation

    Another insurance company continues to rate the WVU Cancer Institute Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program as excellent. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in West Virginia recently notified the program that it has received the company’s Blue Distinction Centers for Transplants Designation, which denotes commitment to delivering quality specialty care safely, effectively and cost efficiently. This marks the second consecutive time the Cancer Institute has received the designation from Highmark. “This validates that our program continues to provide superior care,” Sonia Leadmon, oncology quality coordinator at the Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, said.

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  • Healthcare providers and patients shine the light on lung cancer

    Healthcare providers and patients shine the light on lung cancer

    Lung cancer patients and their families shared an upbeat evening with their healthcare providers during the WVU Cancer Institute First Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center on November 28. Dr. Patrick Ma, co-leader of the Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer Program, told attendees that there have been a lot of breakthroughs in molecular targeted therapy and Dr. Aaron Provenzano added that he is seeing more and more cases of excellent response in patients who have received immunotherapy. From a radiation oncologist perspective, Dr. Malcolm Mattes said his department uses various types of technologies that deliver more targeted radiation to the tumor, without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Patients were advised to avoid tobacco use as nicotine can cause cancer cells to be resistant to chemotherapy. “Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer; it’s like hiring an assassin to hurt you,” Ghulam Abbas, MD, chief of thoracic surgery, said.

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  • Ask WVU Medicine: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

    Ask WVU Medicine: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Cristiane Ueno, MD, discusses the basics about the procedure many breast cancer patients choose.

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  • Healthcare providers from West Virginia and surrounding region learn latest approaches in cancer treatment at annual conference

    Healthcare providers from West Virginia and surrounding region learn latest approaches in cancer treatment at annual conference

    Nearly 200 physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers from West Virginia University and the surrounding region participated in the 27th Annual Fall Cancer Conference “Translating Personalized Medicine into Cancer Care” at Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on October 6.

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  • Clarksville family donates gift cards to cancer patients

    Clarksville family donates gift cards to cancer patients

    A Clarksville, PA, man and his two sons and other family members have donated $2,000 in gift cards to patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Art Moore and his sons, Sam and Dave, purchase the cards with the support of businesses and public donations throughout the year. They distribute them to cancer patients and their families at various hospitals and cancer centers in honor of Moore’s wife, Jen, who lost her battle to a rare form of cancer.

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