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  • WVU Medicine Physician Presents at International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Conference

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    WVU Medicine Physician Presents at International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Conference Christopher P. Cifarelli, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the WVU Medicine Gamma Knife program and member of the WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs, presented a talk on his team’s research during the 2018 ISIORT conference in Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Cifarelli presented two sessions: Feasibility of Dose Escalation Using Intraoperative Radiotherapy Following Resection of Large Brain Metastases Compared to Post-operative SRS and Neurosurgical Nuances of IORT for Intracranial Lesions. The work focuses on a novel use of radiation delivered to the brain at the time of surgery as a means to decrease long-term radiation doses and improve overall outcomes for patients with metastatic and primary brain tumors.  The conference had about 300 specialists from over 20 nations in attendance. Dr. Cifarelli is a faculty member in the WVU Department of Neurosurgery and a member of the Radiation Oncology team at WVU Cancer Institute.  This work was co-authored by Joshua Hack MS, Geraldine M. Jacobson MD, and J. Austin Vargo MD.

  • WVU Cancer Institute to host Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Conference

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    WVU Cancer Institute to host Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Conference A free continuing education event for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers interested in breast cancer care.

  • Dental school connects healthcare partners to help patients stop using tobacco

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Dental school connects healthcare partners to help patients stop using tobacco The tobacco cessation treatment training program at WVU urges collaboration in helping patients kick the tobacco habit and decrease health risks associated with tobacco use.

  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes six new doctors

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    WVU Cancer Institute welcomes six new doctors As the WVU Cancer Institute grows physically through renovations and expansion, it also continues to recruit acclaimed physicians to provide quality care to patients.

  • WVU to host tobacco experts leading efforts on reducing tobacco-related disparities

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    WVU to host tobacco experts leading efforts on reducing tobacco-related disparities Tobacco disparities thought leader experts will gather in Morgantown, W.Va., July 9 and 10 to develop a strategic blueprint for continued efforts toward reducing the burden of tobacco-related disease and death.

  • HPML professor’s research featured at national health conference

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    HPML professor’s research featured at national health conference Research by HPML assistant professor Lindsay Allen, Ph.D. and co-authors from University of Kentucky and St. Louis University was recently featured as one of the top papers at a premier national conference for health services research.

  • WVU ICRC to expand research efforts in adverse childhood experiences

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    WVU ICRC to expand research efforts in adverse childhood experiences The WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) is expanding its research expertise with the addition of two new members to its senior leadership team - Dr. Michael Brumage and Dr. Keith Zullig.

  • WVU, NIOSH partner to improve workplace health and safety

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    WVU, NIOSH partner to improve workplace health and safety In a new collaborative partnership, West Virginia University is expanding efforts to enhance workplace health and safety. Through a new Scholar in Residence program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Douglas Myers, an associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health, will serve as a primary liaison between the School and several local, regional and state partners.

  • TEDX podcast features OEHS professor and the health impacts of fracking

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    TEDX podcast features OEHS professor and the health impacts of fracking A new TEDX podcast features an interview with Dr. Michael McCawley of the School of Public Health's Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences. In the interview, TEDX asks, "Can noise from fracking operations affect your health?"

  • Cancer Prevention and Control’s 2018 Thank-a-Thon is July 16

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Cancer Prevention and Control’s 2018 Thank-a-Thon is July 16 On July 16 and throughout the year Cancer Prevention and Control appreciates your partnership! Together, we represent the WVU Cancer Institute throughout the state and our collaboration connects West Virginians with life-saving cancer screening.