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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  • RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher

    RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher

    HPV turns healthy cells into “zombies” and controls when they divide, says Ivan Martinez, a researcher in the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Those changes in cell division can lead to cancer in women and men. Martinez is studying how RNA tricks healthy cells into multiplying too fast and forming HPV-related tumors.

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  • With pancreatic cancer rates on the rise, WVU surgeon looks for a cure

    With pancreatic cancer rates on the rise, WVU surgeon looks for a cure

    For those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the battle is mainly uphill. The disease is hard to identify. Treatment options are limited. Response rates are low. But, a new Hirshberg Foundation seed grant will allow a West Virginia University School of Medicine surgeon to explore new treatment therapies.

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  • In The Spotlight

  • SAVE THE DATE: Bob Huggins 2020 Fish Fry Jan. 24

    SAVE THE DATE: Bob Huggins 2020 Fish Fry Jan. 24

    Bob Huggins Fish Fry Fundraiser  — this special evening will feature sports legends, live music, activities, and special guest Rod Thorn. Proceeds from ticket sales and auctions benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund and Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund.

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  • SIMPRO Project to Use mHealth to Monitor Cancer Patients At Home

    SIMPRO Project to Use mHealth to Monitor Cancer Patients At Home

    Six health systems are launching a remote patient monitoring program to collect patient-reported data through an mHealth platform. The goal is to improve care management and coordination for those in cancer treatment.

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