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  • Cancer Institute patient and fiancé tie the knot at Cancer Center

    Cancer Institute patient and fiancé tie the knot at Cancer Center

    A WVU Cancer Institute patient and her fiancé exchanged wedding vows in the infusion center at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this past Thursday. Elizabeth Winner and Jack Cooper of Hinton, WV, said their I do’s before a crowd of doctors, nurses and support staff with Rev. Kim Belcher, staff chaplain, presiding over the ceremony. Winner is a patient of Dr. Michael Craig of the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program. She’s been coming to the Cancer Center for her treatment for five years now and has survived two unrelated donor allo transplants and graft versus host disease, a common complication of marrow transplantation, as well as an acute stroke about three months ago. The couple had originally planned to get married on a beach, but due to Winner’s health issues, decided to share their special day with their healthcare providers, the people they have come to know as their family. “Kim and the entire staff have been absolutely fantastic and we think the world of everyone who works here,” Winner said. “The Cancer Institute’s bone marrow transplant unit is exceptional, and I feel blessed.”

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  • Bob Huggins Fish Fry Set for January in Morgantown

    Bob Huggins Fish Fry Set for January in Morgantown

    The sixth annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, is set to take place Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Mylan Park Community Center in Morgantown. This year’s event will feature a special guest appearance by University of Kentucky Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari. The Wildcats will take on West Virginia the following day at the Coliseum.

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  • Cancer Institute receives gift bags for patients

    Amy Broadwater of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania is hoping to brighten the spirits of patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this holiday season. A Stella & Dot independent stylist, Broadwater asked her customers and friends to purchase bags from her company’s business as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. She ended up with 22 bags, which she stuffed with socks, candy and notebooks using her commission from the bag sales to pay for the items, then donated the bags to the Cancer Center to give to patients. “My hope is that the gift bags will help ease the burden that patients may be experiencing and help them realize that others are thinking about them,” Broadwater said.

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  • Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee held an elimination dinner recently at the Best Western in Bridgeport and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser – $5,000 – to the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.

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  • Holiday celebration for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine

    Holiday celebration for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine

    WVU Medicine and WVU Health Sciences faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Market@WVU, located on the ground floor of the WVU Health Sciences Center. (A separate event for night-shift employees is set for Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 a.m. in the Ruby Cafeteria.) 

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  • Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    Harrison County group makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee is a faithful supporter of the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus). The committee held an elimination dinner recently and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser – $5,000 – to the program to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.

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  • Healthcare providers and patients shine the light on lung cancer

    Healthcare providers and patients shine the light on lung cancer

    Lung cancer patients and their families shared an upbeat evening with their healthcare providers during the WVU Cancer Institute First Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center on November 28. Dr. Patrick Ma, co-leader of the Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer Program, told attendees that there have been a lot of breakthroughs in molecular targeted therapy and Dr. Aaron Provenzano added that he is seeing more and more cases of excellent response in patients who have received immunotherapy. From a radiation oncologist perspective, Dr. Malcolm Mattes said his department uses various types of technologies that deliver more targeted radiation to the tumor, without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Patients were advised to avoid tobacco use as nicotine can cause cancer cells to be resistant to chemotherapy. “Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer; it’s like hiring an assassin to hurt you,” Ghulam Abbas, MD, chief of thoracic surgery, said.

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  • Toothman Ford donation supports WVU Medicine Children’s, WVU Cancer Institute

    Toothman Ford donation supports WVU Medicine Children’s, WVU Cancer Institute

    Toothman Ford in Grafton recently donated $64,000 to support programs at WVU Medicine Children’s and the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • Cancer Institute to host first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

    Cancer Institute to host first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

    The WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer support group team in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance will host the first annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer in observance of lung cancer awareness month on November 28, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the ground floor conference room at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. This is an event for current and past patients and their families to provide education about lung cancer and new treatment updates, and will be an opportunity to honor those living with lung cancer and those we have lost to the disease. Several members of the lung cancer team will share recent clinical advances and memorable patient experiences. Please contact Adrienne Duckworth, NP, or Rachel Harper, MSW, or call 304-598-4500, if you plan to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. All Cancer Institute staff are welcome.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer survivorship program expands to United Hospital Center

    WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer survivorship program expands to United Hospital Center

    The WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control has expanded its Bridge Program that focuses on lung cancer survivorship to United Hospital Center (UHC) in Bridgeport. The goal of the Bridge Program is to improve the coordination of care and decrease the consequences of treatment for patients diagnosed with stage I, II, or III lung cancer after they complete treatment.

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