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

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    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.

  • Esophageal cancer: More common among men than women

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Esophageal cancer: More common among men than women WVU Cancer Institute thoracic surgeon Ghulam Abbas, MD, is an expert at treating esophageal cancer and tells you how to reduce your risk of the disease.

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

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    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.   

  • Hostler remembered at WVU for his generosity, service

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Hostler remembered at WVU for his generosity, service A longtime benefactor, supporter and West Virginia University alumnus is being remembered for his devotion and loyalty to his alma mater.

  • WVU Cancer Institute first in the nation to offer IORT for glioblastoma

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    WVU Cancer Institute first in the nation to offer IORT for glioblastoma The WVU Cancer Institute is the first institution in the United States to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat glioblastoma. 

  • Health Sciences community invited to West Virginia Writers’ Workshop

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Health Sciences community invited to West Virginia Writers’ Workshop Several events at this year’s West Virginia Writers’ Workshop, July 20-23 at WVU, are focused on the role of writing and storytelling in health. Presenters include narrative medicine faculty from several campuses across the U.S., along with the leaders of an expressive writing program for patients at the WVU Cancer Institute. Health sciences faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in some or all of the Workshop.

  • WVU cancer researcher participates in study that shows promising treatments for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    WVU cancer researcher participates in study that shows promising treatments for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer A group of cancer researchers, including Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, released a study today in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the results of combinations of chemotherapy delivered with targeted therapy drugs in the treatment of people with advanced colorectal cancer who had not received prior drug treatment for their advanced disease.

  • Senior director of development named at WVU Cancer Institute

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Senior director of development named at WVU Cancer Institute Scarlett K. Schneider, Ph.D., has been selected as the senior director of development to lead fundraising efforts at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute.

  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes 2017 summer research fellows

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    WVU Cancer Institute welcomes 2017 summer research fellows Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute.  They include Daniel Berrebi, River Hames and Joseph McGuire  of WVU, Emmanuel Chan of UC Berkeley and Stephen Chen of Princeton University. The students receive a $4,000 stipend and are paired with a WVU cancer scientist for a 10-week research project. Berrebi’s mentor is Linda Vona-Davis.  Chan’s mentor is Patrick Ma.  Chen’s mentor is Erik Bey.  Hames’ mentor is Scott Weed.  McGuire’s mentor is Alexey Ivanov. 

  • Valedictorian and EMT receives cancer care close to home at the WVU Cancer Institute

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Valedictorian and EMT receives cancer care close to home at the WVU Cancer Institute After graduating valedictorian of the Gilmer County High School Class of 2017, Tyler Moore, 18, is spending his summer as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in his hometown of Glenville before he begins studying to be a doctor.