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  • Benedum Scholar Paul Lockman to deliver public lecture Thursday

    Benedum Scholar Paul Lockman to deliver public lecture Thursday

    Neuroscience Centers Professor and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Paul Lockman will deliver a public lecture on “Disruptive Innovation in Sciences”  Thursday, Nov. 2 as part of the 2016-2017 Benedum Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Health Sciences Fukushima Auditorium, with a public reception to follow.

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  • West Virginia Lung Cancer Project releases video series

    West Virginia Lung Cancer Project releases video series

    Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in West Virginia, killing more people each year than breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer combined, yet people don’t know a lot about what can be done to stop it. In light of this, the West Virginia Lung Cancer Project (WVLCP) has released a series of four short informational videos in preparation for Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November. 

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  • WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    Several West Virginia University and community groups are joining efforts to discuss the Morgantown area’s approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. The WVU School of Public Health, Milan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, and WVU Student Government Association will host a November 16 community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is supporting the event.

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  • WVU volleyball team scores win and raises breast cancer awareness

    WVU volleyball team scores win and raises breast cancer awareness

    October 21 was a great day for the WVU women’s volleyball team and for breast cancer awareness and support. The Mountaineers beat Kansas State in five sets during the annual “pink” match at the WVU Coliseum. Players and fans wore their pink, the jumbotron featured a big pink breast cancer ribbon and the public address announcer encouraged fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. Fans heeded the call by donating more than $900 to the Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Program when they picked up official pink Mountaineer T-shirts at the Cancer Institute table set up inside the Coliseum.

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  • Breast cancer survivors celebrate life

    Breast cancer survivors celebrate life

    Nearly 200 breast cancer survivors, and their families and friends shared smiles, hugs and laughter with fellow breast cancer survivors and the physicians, nurses and support staff who care for them during the Afternoon of Enlightenment at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown on October 22. WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute hosted the event to celebrate patient survivorship of the disease. “We are humbled and honored to provide your care,” Hannah Hazard, MD, Cancer Institute Director of Clinical Services and Surgeon-In-Chief, who served as master of ceremonies told the crowd.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine and WVU Athletics plan “Pink” Events in October

    WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine and WVU Athletics plan “Pink” Events in October

    The WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Medicine and WVU Athletics are teaming up on several “Pink” events to raise breast cancer awareness in October.

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  • WVU women’s soccer “pink” game raises breast cancer awareness and support

    WVU women’s soccer “pink” game raises breast cancer awareness and support

    Many thanks to the WVU women’s soccer team and their fans who came out to watch the Mountaineers beat Oklahoma 5-1 during the “pink” game at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown on October 8. The game was an opportunity for both the team and fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine to raise breast cancer awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, representatives of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus), and assistant women’s soccer coach Marisa Kanela were called to the field for halftime recognition and an announcement that the Mountaineers raised nearly $9,000 for the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the team’s annual spring fundraiser. Additionally, Mountaineer fans donated more than $1,300 in exchange for official pink Mountaineer T-shirts. Their donations will support the Breast Cancer Program Enhancement Fund at the Cancer Institute.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.

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  • WVU Medicine to host blood drive at Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Oct. 31

    WVU Medicine to host blood drive at Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Oct. 31

    WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, in the atrium of the WVU Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The event supports Central Blood Bank, Ruby Memorial Hospital’s supplier for blood products. 

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  • Town hall to focus on children’s health

    Town hall to focus on children’s health

    Pediatric physician J. Philip Saul, M.D., will be the special guest at an open forum for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the WVU Health Sciences Center. The topic will be, "WVU Medicine Children’s and the Health of West Virginia."

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