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  • Local fundraiser to benefit cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute

    Local fundraiser to benefit cancer patients at WVU Cancer Institute

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Staff in the WVU Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) are holding a fundraiser to help patients at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

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  • Cancer Institute welcomes 2018 summer undergraduate research fellows

    Cancer Institute welcomes 2018 summer undergraduate research fellows

    Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • Cancer Prevention and Control Offers Free Web Course

    Cancer Prevention and Control Offers Free Web Course

    Cancer Prevention and Control at the WVU Cancer Institute presents Mandi Chapman, MA discussing cultural sensitivity for LGBTQI patients in this newly created web course. As the Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity for the George Washington Cancer Center, Ms. Chapman’s research focuses on patient navigation, cancer survivorship and health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities. Originally recorded at the WVU Health Sciences Center, the presentation:

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  • Area residents and employees take advantage of free skin cancer screening

    Area residents and employees take advantage of free skin cancer screening

    More than 100 people from the Morgantown area took advantage of this year’s skin cancer screening at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center last Thursday. Several of them, like Sara Moreland participate in the screening every year.

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  • Richard Funnell to join WVU Cancer Institute

    Richard Funnell to join WVU Cancer Institute

    WVU Medicine announced today (May 7) that Richard Funnell, M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., C.M.P.E., a nationally recognized executive, will join the WVU Cancer Institute as vice president of cancer services on May 21.

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  • Cancer Institute shares success of lung cancer programs in West Virginia at national summit

    Cancer Institute shares success of lung cancer programs in West Virginia at national summit

    The WVU Cancer Institute is making progress in combatting West Virginia’s lung cancer problem and recently attended the annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grantee Summit. The Summit, held in Charleston, South Carolina, was a venue to share the impact of Cancer Prevention & Control’s lung cancer screening and survivorship programs. The WV Lung Cancer Project, funded by the Patient Advocate Foundation, aims to increase lung cancer screening, particularly among low-income and limited resourced individuals across WV. It was highlighted in an oral presentation by our partner, Shonta Chambers. The Bridge Program seeks to improve the coordination of care and decrease the consequences of lung cancer treatment for patients in the mountain state. Abby Starkey, MS, of Cancer Prevention and Control and Adrienne Duckworth, MSN, of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center presented a poster highlighting its success. It has served 40 patients and identified more than 100 unmet needs of lung cancer survivors who have completed treatment. The program has also referred patients to more than 70 community resources, social services, and other health care providers.

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  • 2018 WVCTSI Annual Meeting to feature Yale Public Health Dean

    Join WV CTSI members from across the state to discuss exciting new efforts and initiatives in clinical and translational science in the Mountain State. The meeting will feature a keynote address from Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at Yale School of Public Health.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute Pilot Project Grants

    WVU Cancer Institute Pilot Project Grants

    The WVU Cancer Institute, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, will provide pilot funds to support cancer research by junior faculty with no current national grant support of their own. Applications are due June 1, 2018 (5:00pm).

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  • Role of the Research Coordinator

    WVCTSI will continue its four-part Clinical and Translational Research Seminar Series focusing on clinical trials on May 18. For this second installment, Anne Schnatterly, BSN, RN, CCRP, manager of clinical oncology services with the WVU Cancer Institute, will present “Role of the Research Coordinator.”

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  • WVU Cancer Institute and Berkeley, Jefferson Medical Centers offer mammography clinics

    WVU Cancer Institute and Berkeley, Jefferson Medical Centers offer mammography clinics

    To help promote the importance of prevention and early detection, the WVU Cancer Institute will offer discount mammogram clinics in May at both Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center.

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