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  • WVU dental school instrumental in cancer diagnosis and care

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    WVU dental school instrumental in cancer diagnosis and care The Department of Diagnostic Sciences has developed a team of specialists aimed at raising awareness about oral cancer. The efforts include educating the public about the causes of oral cancer while promoting prevention and regular oral exams. In addition, the team maintains an active biopsy service staffed by pathologists trained specifically in the diagnosis of tumors of the mouth.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: HIPEC for aggressive cancer treatment

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    WVU Medicine Health Report: HIPEC for aggressive cancer treatment Some cancers are difficult to treat due to where they appear in the body. For some abdominal cancers, intravenous chemotherapy may not work because drugs flowing through the whole body don’t penetrate into the peritoneal cavity – the space surrounding your abdominal organs.

  • Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $10 million (M) to the Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) to support research of exceptional scientific merit with the potential to make a significant impact on improving the health and quality of life of Service members, Veterans, and all Americans living with chronic pain. 

  • WV Women Forward seeking input

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    West Virginia Women Forward is an initiative through WVU and West Virginia Forward that is working hard to identify challenges that WV girls and women face in regards to education, workforce barriers and the pay gap (to name a few). These challenges create barriers to educational attainment, which can hinder opportunities in education and career pathways. Leaders from all over the state are working together on this initiative and one of the first things that has been identified is that many programs and initiatives are happening in silos. Therefore, it will be beneficial that we get a state-wide inventory completed of programs and organizations supporting women in West Virginia. We started a preliminary list to create a medium where all could add to it so we can take stock of existing groups and initiatives that aim to support West Virginia women, and we’re hoping the list will give us a good idea of potential collaborators and unaddressed needs. We’d like to make it as comprehensive as possible, and your input is invaluable. Please send information on any women’s programs that you know about and don’t currently see represented on the spreadsheet to Maggie McDonald (mgmcdonald@mail.wvu.edu) who is collecting the information.

  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes eight new doctors

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    WVU Cancer Institute welcomes eight new doctors The WVU Cancer Institute continues to expand its list of specialists with the addition of nine new doctors.

  • Cardio-Oncology Clinic to provide specialized care for cardiovascular disease in cancer patients

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Cardio-Oncology Clinic to provide specialized care for cardiovascular disease in cancer patients The WVU Cancer Institute and the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute are joining forces to improve cardiovascular outcomes for cancer patients. The new WVU Cancer Institute Cardio-Oncology Clinic will assist with the prevention, detection, monitoring, and treatment of cardiovascular toxicities related to cancer therapy, as well as provide optimal care to those with cancer and established cardiovascular disease.

  • WVU Cancer Institute surgeons perform robotic liver infusion pump surgery

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    WVU Cancer Institute surgeons perform robotic liver infusion pump surgery Surgeons at the WVU Cancer Institute have performed a robotic assisted surgery to implant a hepatic artery infusion pump to treat a patient with colon cancer that spread to the liver. This is the first the time this surgery has been performed robotically in the state.

  • The Pink Party to support Bonnie's Bus happening on Sept. 16

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The Pink Party to support Bonnie's Bus happening on Sept. 16 Save the date for the 2019 Pink Party. Join us at Bartini Prime (350 Suncrest Towne Centre) Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. for an evening filled with delicious food, live music and great company to benefit Bonnie's Bus, the mobile mammography unit supporting the women of West Virginia. Live music from 6–9 p.m. General admission is $100.

  • Cancer Prevention and Control staff member chosen for George Washington Cancer Center’s Mentorship Program

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    Cancer Prevention and Control staff member chosen for George Washington Cancer Center’s Mentorship Program CPC is proud to announce that Lauren Hixenbaugh, MBA was recently invited to participate in the George Washington (GW) Cancer Center’s Mentorship Program. As a national facilitator for CDC, the GW Cancer Center is pairing qualified staff with mentors to enhance the impact of their work. Lauren will be working with a faculty member from the University of California.

  • The Office of Research and Graduate Education (OR&GE) is pleased to announce the realignment of HSC Pre-Award grants administration services

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    The Office of Research and Graduate Education (OR&GE) is pleased to announce the realignment of Pre-Award grants administration services provided within the Health Sciences Center.  This realignment is coincident with Valerie Lemasters transitioning to a part-time status on July 1st.  Val has served as the Director for Pre-Award services at the HSC for the past 30+ years.  We are beyond grateful to Val for her years of dedication and direct leadership behind building the strong support system we have in place for pre-award services at the HSC.