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.
First Place Poster Award Winner – Cancer Innovation – Programmatic Category
• Mammo/FIT: A Project to Assess the Effectiveness of Combining Breast Cancer Screening with Colorectal Cancer Screening on a Mobile Health Unit by Stacy Tressler, Sara Jane Gainor, Michelle Chappell, and Stephenie Kennedy.
First Place Poster Award Winner - Cancer Prevention – Programmatic Category
• Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Using An Enhanced Call Reminder Program by Stephenie Kennedy, Mary Ellen Conn, Susan Eason (Presenter), Dannell Boatman, Taylor Daugherty, Adam Baus, and Cecil Pollard.
Additional Invitation-Only Presentations -
• Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Enhance Systems of Care for Increased Colorectal Cancer Screening by Adam Baus (Oral Presentation at the National CDC Cancer Conference)
• A Multi-faceted, Intensive Approach to Facilitate Systems Change for Colorectal Cancer Screening by Stephenie Kennedy, Mary Ellen Conn (Presenter), Susan Eason, Dannell Boatman, Taylor Daugherty, Adam Baus, and Cecil Pollard (Poster Presentation at the National CDC Cancer Conference)
To find out more about these programs contact Stephenie Kennedy, EdD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.