• WVU Cancer Institute to launch Moonshot Initiative

    WVU Cancer Institute to launch Moonshot Initiative

    The WVU Cancer Institute will begin enrolling its first patients in a National Institute of Health (NIH) Beau Biden Moonshot Initiative trial on Oct. 25 as part of a consortium of six U.S. healthcare systems with the goal of integrating the use of patient-reported outcomes into the routine practice of oncology. 

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Patient Care

  • WVU Cancer Institute achieves radiation oncology accreditation

    WVU Cancer Institute achieves radiation oncology accreditation

    The WVU Cancer Institute has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®) and has become the first Radiation Oncology Department in the state to receive four-year accreditation.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute researcher presents work in breast cancer at 2019 AACR conference

    WVU Cancer Institute researcher presents work in breast cancer at 2019 AACR conference

    Linda Vona-Davis, PhD; Department of Surgery, presented her research at the 2019 AACR-San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 12. Her poster was visited by breast cancer survivor and research advocate Susan Siegel standing to her right. Cancer researchers are working for Susan and others battling breast cancer. Photo permission granted by Susan Siegel.

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  • Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

    Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

    Cancer survivor Angie Blankenship has learned to manage the challenges of healing with support from her family, friends and the WVU Cancer Institute. Now, she’s showing appreciation and paying it forward by donating to the Bob Huggins Fish Fry, which benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Endowment Fund and Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund.

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  • Cancer Prevention and Control  team present poster at National Lung Cancer Roundtable Meeting

    Cancer Prevention and Control team present poster at National Lung Cancer Roundtable Meeting

    The WV Lung Cancer Project (WVLCP) was invited to present a poster at the 2019 National Lung Cancer Roundtable Meeting in Washington, DC on December 9-10th. Representatives from WVU Cancer and the Patient Advocate Foundation, a partner organization, attended the conference with a record number of 300+ professionals from around the country. The WVLCP’s poster depicted the change in lung cancer screening infrastructure in WV since the project’s inception. At the start of 2016, there were only five lung cancer screening facilities in WV that could screen and bill most major insurances; today that number is 24. The WVLCP assisted 12 additional centers in becoming accredited through the American College of Radiology. 

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