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  • WVU Medicine pathologists implement a digital imaging system

    Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    Pathologists at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital are among the first in the nation to go live with digital pathology technologies as part of their daily practice.

  • WVU Medicine first in the state to offer new technology for the detection of prostate cancer

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    WVU Medicine is implementing the latest technologies for prostate cancer care. The Department of Radiology at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital will be the only location in West Virginia to offer a new, FDA-approved prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) imaging agent, called PYLARIFY®, to evaluate patients with prostate cancer. PYLARIFY® attaches to PSMA, a protein found on the surface of most — approximately 95 percent — prostate cancer cells. By targeting PSMA, PYLARIFY® can give physicians a clear image and additional information on the location and extent of the cancer. It uses a radioactive tracer called fluorine-18, or 18F, which helps create a clear and more detailed PET/CT scan image for the provider. A clearer image also provides improved insights, which can lead to more informed treatment choices. “This new PET agent, along with state-of-the-art PET/CT imaging, is a diagnostic tool that will allow us to locate suspected metastatic or recurrent prostate cancer earlier,” Daniel Martin, MD, medical director of Molecular Imaging and Department of Radiology vice chair for clinical operations, said. “This is a huge step forward and will help oncologists navigate the patient’s plan of care.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and Hispanic origin populations. If diagnosed early, many prostate cancers grow slowly and do not cause any health problems in men who have them. “The PSMA PET/CT scan will provide accurate and early detection of the patient’s disease and direct our treatment plans more efficiently to achieve optimal results for our patients,” Adam Luchey, MD, urologic oncologist at the WVU Cancer Institute, said.

  • Roane General Hospital partners with WVU Cancer Institute, Camden Clark

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    On Thursday (Jan. 13), Roane General Hospital, located in Spencer, opened a new Oncology and Infusion Center in partnership with the WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.

  • WVU Hospitals raises more than $172,000 for United Way

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    Last month, WVU Hospitals wrapped up its 2021 United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, campaign, raising more than $172,000.

  • WVU Medicine Tuesday Talks: Reproductive medicine

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    WVU Medicine Tuesday Talks: Reproductive medicine Do you want to have children but are having trouble getting pregnant? What infertility treatment options are available to you and your partner? Tuesday Talks consults about infertility and reproductive medicine with Ryan Heitmann, DO, medical director of the WVU Medicine Center for Reproductive Medicine. For more information about infertility and reproductive medicine, visit WVUMedicine.org/CRM.

  • Need for blood donors at all-time high

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    Blood supplies are at a critical low, and WVU Medicine is urging eligible donors to find a nearby blood drive.

  • New providers join WVU Medicine

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    The following providers joined WVU Medicine in November/December 2021:

  • WVU Medicine cystic fibrosis programs receive high rankings from Therapeutic Development Network

    Tuesday, January 4, 2022

    The Therapeutic Development Network (TDN), the industry leader in the development of cystic fibrosis treatments, has ranked the WVU Medicine adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis programs 13th out of 90 TDN centers for interventional study enrollment and seventh out of 59 centers for observational studies.

  • Project SEARCH application window open, virtual open house scheduled

    Tuesday, January 4, 2022

    Project SEARCH at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is recruiting interns for its 2022-2023 class. Virtual open houses will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 26 and Feb. 9. Applications are due April 1 and can be requested through high school guidance counselors.

  • Blood drive to be held at Cancer Institute Jan. 26; schedule of local drives being held in January and February available

    Tuesday, January 4, 2022

    The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage, and there is an urgent need for donors locally and across the U.S. So schedule an appointment at an upcoming blood drive, roll up your sleeves, and give the gift of life.