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  • CPC Director, Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Receives the Order of the Bell Award from State Cancer Coalition

    CPC Director, Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Receives the Order of the Bell Award from State Cancer Coalition

    Dr. Stephenie Kennedy-Rea was awarded the Order of the Bell from the state’s Mountains of Hope (MOH) Cancer Coalition. The Order of the Bell draws upon the concept of Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 aircraft that he flew when he broke the sound barrier. The recipients of this award are breaking barriers in public health and creating “a call to action.”

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  • WV Governor Jim Justice Proclaims November to be Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    WV Governor Jim Justice Proclaims November to be Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Mountains of Hope (MOH), West Virginia’s comprehensive cancer coalition with representatives from throughout the state, requested that Governor Jim Justice recognize November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. 

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  • Cancer Prevention and Control’s 2018 Thank-a-Thon is July 16

    Cancer Prevention and Control’s 2018 Thank-a-Thon is July 16

    On July 16 and throughout the year Cancer Prevention and Control appreciates your partnership! Together, we represent the WVU Cancer Institute throughout the state and our collaboration connects West Virginians with life-saving cancer screening.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program staff won two first place ribbons at the 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Cancer Conference in Atlanta this August. They were invited to present three posters for the overall National conference and an oral presentation for the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Meeting. Two posters, noted below, won first place ribbons.

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  • Golf Fore A Cure raises more than $12K to fight breast cancer

    Golf Fore A Cure raises more than $12K to fight breast cancer

    The Women’s Golf Association at the Parkersburg Country Club is helping the WVU Cancer Institute win the fight against breast cancer. During its Annual Golf Fore A Cure Invitational on June 14 the Association raised more than $12,000 for breast cancer research at the Cancer Institute in Morgantown and to support Camden Clark Foundation’s Pink Mammogram Fund, which provides free screening mammograms, diagnostics and breast biopsies for local underinsured and uninsured residents at the Cancer Institute’s Camden Clark Medical Center. Proceeds from the Invitational came from participant entry fees, hole sponsorships, doorprize tickets and mulligans sold the day of the event. “A lot of our members have either been treated or are being treated for breast cancer at the WVU Cancer Institute and we like to support local efforts to fight the disease,” said Sue Lilly, who co-chaired Golf Fore A Cure with Judy Crichton.

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