Patient Care

  • Over 150 patients attend the first Spring Screen event at WVU Cancer Institute

    Over 150 patients attend the first Spring Screen event at WVU Cancer Institute

    The WVU Cancer Institute saw approximately 150 patients during its Spring Screen event on Saturday, May 18th.  The event offered free screenings for head and neck, oral, and skin cancer; clinical breast exams; low-cost screenings for lung and cervical cancer; and lab testing.   In addition, attendees were provided opportunities to learn about oral self-exams, smoking cessation, tours of the "Strollin' Colon" and information about other types of screening for colon or lung cancer were provided.

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  • WVU Professor presents at International Conference

    WVU Professor presents at International Conference

    Anne Swisher, PT, PhD, CCS, FAPTA, Professor and Director of Scholarship Development for Physical Therapy and Human Performance and a Cancer Institute Member recently attended the World Confederation of Physical Therapy’s Congress 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland on May 9-14 and presented research conducted at WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute Recognizes Clinical Trials Awareness Month

    WVU Cancer Institute Recognizes Clinical Trials Awareness Month

    Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together on Monday, May 20 to join organizations across the world in celebrating Clinical Trials Day on May 20. This day recognizes those who conduct clinical trials, raises awareness of clinical trials and clinical research, and is an opportunity to show gratitude for the work they do to improve public health.

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  • Comfort Care Kits donated by Lemons of Love given to patients

    What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.

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