Cancer Prevention & Control

Reaching Out to WV Communities

Cancer Prevention and Control at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute connects West Virginia communities to address cancer health disparities unique to WV and Appalachia.

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  • Patrick Thomas to participate in Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at WVU

    Patrick Thomas to participate in Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at WVU

    Patrick Thomas, an undergraduate student engaged in research at the WVU Cancer Institute, has been selected to participate in SURE, a summer undergraduate research experience for students interested in graduate school and research/creative work within their discipline or a related discipline.

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  • Lincoln Middle School basketball teams join Coach Huggins in fight against cancer

    Lincoln Middle School basketball teams join Coach Huggins in fight against cancer

    The girl’s and boy’s basketball teams at Lincoln Middle School in Shinnston are helping WVU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bob Huggins fight cancer through research at the WVU Cancer Institute.   During the evening of their annual Pink Game against Washington Irving Middle School this February the teams sold pink t-shirts and raffled four baskets, raising $1,000 for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the Cancer Institute.  “After attending various events where Coach Huggins has spoken about his fund, I knew that’s where our proceeds from the game needed to go,” Jessica Logar, athletic director, head girl’s basketball coach and teacher at Lincoln Middle School, said. 

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  • Cancer Institute partner clinics raise colorectal cancer awareness

    Cancer Institute partner clinics raise colorectal cancer awareness

    Our West Virginia Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (WV PICCS) partner clinics participated in national Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 3. Dress in Blue Day began as a way to present a united front in the battle against the disease during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Partner clinic staff donned their favorite shade a blue in order to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening with their patients.

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