Podcasts

Screening to Survivorship: A New Look at Cancer

Cancer Prevention and Control podcasts are available on iTunes or from your preferred podcasting software by searching for the terms “WVU Cancer Institute.”  Podcasts can also be found below for listening online.  Direct any questions or suggestions to CPC@hsc.wvu.edu

Basics of Lung Cancer Treatment by Dr. Patrick Ma

Dr. Patrick Ma.

Dr. Patrick Ma is the Co-Leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program and an Eminent Scholar in Lung Cancer Research.  Dr. Ma specializes in the treatment of thoracic malignancies includes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and neuroendocrine tumors and cancer genomics.  Dr. Ma completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he also earned a Master of Science in Biochemistry and completed a family medicine residency. The remainder of his post-graduate training was in Boston, where he completed an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; a hematology/oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center; and a thoracic oncology research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Lung Cancer in West Virginia by Dr. Stephenie Kennedy

Stephenie Kennedy, EdD., Director of Cancer Prevention and Control.

Dr. Stephenie Kennedy is Director of the WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control, Associate Director of the WVU Mountaineer Health Initiative, and Research Assistant Professor in the WVU School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy specializes in addressing cancer-related health disparities, with an emphasis on health literacy, Appalachian culture, and reaching rural, medically underserved populations. Dr. Kennedy completed a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

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Advances of Treatment in Lung Cancer by Patrick Ma, MD 

Dr. Patrick Ma.

Dr. Patrick Ma is the Co-Leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program and an Eminent Scholar in Lung Cancer Research.  Dr. Ma specializes in the treatment of thoracic malignancies includes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and neuroendocrine tumors and cancer genomics.  Dr. Ma completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he also earned a Master of Science in Biochemistry and completed a family medicine residency. The remainder of his post-graduate training was in Boston, where he completed an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; a hematology/oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center; and a thoracic oncology research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Bridge Program:  A Model for Lung Cancer Survivorship with James Keresztury and Abby Starkey

Jim Kerestzury and Abby Starkey

James Keresztury, ACSW, MBA is currently serving as an Assistant Director within the Cancer Prevention and Control Department at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center of West Virginia University.   In that capacity, he is currently directing the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition – the CDC-funded statewide cancer coalition for the state of WV.  Throughout his career, Keresztury has focused on end-of-life, cancer care, quality of life issues, health disparities and advocacy work in the healthcare field. Keresztury holds a B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Business Administration from West Virginia University.  

Abby Starkey, MS received a Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration from Marshall University in 2009 and spent eight years in the developmental disabilities field. Abby began her career with the Cancer Institute in March 2017 and is the Program Coordinator for the Bridge Program.  As the Program Coordinator for the WVU Cancer Institute Bridge Program, Abby acts in a case management capacity for the patients participating in the program. 

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Clinical Trials: Progress in the Fight against Cancer with Anne Schnatterly
Anne Schnatterly

Anne Schnatterly RN BSN CCRP serves as Interim Director of the WVU Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Research Unit and Executive Director of the West Virginia Cancer Clinical Trials Network. Anne joined WVU in 2014 from Case Western Reserve University where she went on from her nursing degree to a now more 20-year career in clinical trials.  Anne’s career had an emphasis on Lung cancer and Phase I clinical trials and is at WVU to further grow the research portfolio throughout the state.

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The Role of Physical Therapy in the Lives of Lung Cancer Patients with Megan Burkart

Megan Burkart

Megan Burkart DPT, CLT is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at West Virginia University.  She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University in 2013 and holds additional certifications in Lymphedema Therapy and is a STAR certified oncology rehabilitation specialists.  Her practice as a Physical Therapist has been focused on the treatment of individuals with cancer in the acute care and outpatient settings to improve functional mobility, pain, balance, and fatigue.  She joined the Division of Physical Therapy in at WVU in 2015 as clinical faculty to provide specialized outpatient services to the patients of WVU Cancer Institute throughout the continuum of care.

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