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  • 2017 Cancer Burden Report released

    WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2017 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2010 to 2014.

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  • Cancer Institute program designates January 12 “Wear Teal Day”

    Cancer Institute program designates January 12 “Wear Teal Day”

    The West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP), a program of WVU Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control, has designated January 12 as Wear Teal Day in observance of cervical cancer awareness across the state. Each year in West Virginia, approximately 97 women are diagnosed and 37 women die of cervical cancer, according to the West Virginia Cancer Burden Report for 2017. The publication points out that while these numbers are small, West Virginia ranks in the top five for both cervical cancer incidence and mortality when compared with other states, and more than half of the women with cervical cancer in the state are diagnosed at an advanced stage. The good news is that most cervical cancer can be prevented by screening with Pap and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) tests and HPV vaccination. The WVBCCSP helps uninsured and underinsured women gain access to free or low-cost cervical cancer and breast cancer screening services.

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  • Register now for a six-week 'Mindful Steps to Stress Less' series set to begin January 22nd

    Register now for a six-week 'Mindful Steps to Stress Less' series set to begin January 22nd

    This six-week series will equip participants with mindfulness tools and techniques geared towards achieving greater focus and resiliency, whether academically or in the workplace.

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  • The 53rd Annual Van Liere Research Conference now accepting abstracts of research

    The 53rd Annual Van Liere Research Conference now accepting abstracts of research

    The 53rd Annual Van Liere Research Conference (formerly the Van Liere Research Day) will be held on March 22nd and 23rd here at the Health Sciences Center campus at West Virginia University. Now accepting abstracts for the conference until February 16th.

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  • Abstract submission deadline extended for TRCCC Annual Meeting

    Abstract submission deadline extended for TRCCC Annual Meeting

    The abstract submission deadline for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium has been extended to January 20. The WVU Cancer Institute is the organizing center of this year’s meeting titled Out of the Valley: Moving Mountains for the Immunotherapy of Cancer and scheduled for February 14-16, 2018, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. Visit www.trccc.org for registration, abstract submission, and additional details.

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  • Health Sciences Center conference rooms can now be scheduled in 25Live

    Health Sciences Center conference rooms can now be scheduled in 25Live

    For questions please contact a member of the staff at the following: https://facilitiesscheduling.wvu.edu/about-us/staff

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  • Mindful Morsels: Mindful Eating- January 16, 2017, 11:00 am, John Jones C

    Mindful Morsels: Mindful Eating- January 16, 2017, 11:00 am, John Jones C

    Mindful Morsels is back for 2018. Mindful Eating will be held January 16, 2017, at 11:00 am in John Jones C.

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  • WVU Coach Huggins competes in Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge to benefit cancer research

    WVU Coach Huggins competes in Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge to benefit cancer research

    West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins is looking to Mountaineer fans for their support to help him win $100,000 for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • Cancer Institute to sponsor talk on LGBTQI patient care

    WVU Cancer Institute will sponsor a talk on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) patient care on January 9, 2018, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Fukushima Auditorium. Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director, patient-centered initiatives and health equity for the George Washington Cancer Center, will present What You Should (and Want) to Know About Your LGBTQI Patients. Chapman’s personal mission is to make evidence-based cancer control strategies available to more people as quickly as possible.

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  • Osborn Transplant Program receives another excellence designation

    Another insurance company continues to rate the WVU Cancer Institute Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program as excellent. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in West Virginia recently notified the program that it has received the company’s Blue Distinction Centers for Transplants Designation, which denotes commitment to delivering quality specialty care safely, effectively and cost efficiently. This marks the second consecutive time the Cancer Institute has received the designation from Highmark. “This validates that our program continues to provide superior care,” Sonia Leadmon, oncology quality coordinator at the Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, said.

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