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  • WVU Health Sciences to host nationally recognized speakers for Global Health Week

    WVU Health Sciences to host nationally recognized speakers for Global Health Week

    Global health experts from around the nation will take on important issues during the West Virginia University School of Medicine's 2016 Global Health Week.

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  • New clinical recruits to Cancer Institute

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  • WVU women's gymnasts present gifts to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    WVU women's gymnasts present gifts to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Members of the West Virginia University gymnastics team visited with staff and volunteers at Morgantown’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center on February 23. The Mountaineers, along with coach Jason Butts, delivered the sundry items collected at the Wendy M. Roach Pink Meet Invitational on Feb. 21.

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  • Promotions, Donation Options Planned for Pink Meet WVU Gymnastics

    Promotions, Donation Options Planned for Pink Meet WVU Gymnastics

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Several exciting promotions, as well as options for fans to donate and give back to the local community, are planned for the West Virginia University gymnastics team’s Wendy M. Roach Pink Meet Invitational, set for Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute is first in state to offer specialized breast cancer treatment

    WVU Cancer Institute is first in state to offer specialized breast cancer treatment

    Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is a new way of delivering radiation therapy after a lumpectomy for early stage breast cancer patients. The WVU Cancer Institute is the first in the state to offer IORT and is the only treatment center within two hours of Morgantown.

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  • Toothman Ford raises breast cancer awareness and funds to benefit WVU’s Breast Care Center

    Toothman Ford in Grafton has finished another successful breast cancer awareness campaign that benefited the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at the WVU Cancer Institute.  Using social media, the dealership raised $11,700 for the Breast Care Center in October by pledging $100 per vehicle sold that month and another $100 pledge for each participant in @ToothmanFord’s Buzz for the Cure campaign.  Participants were asked to get a buzz haircut and post a picture of themselves with their new hairdo on facebook.  Grafton High School’s soccer team was a major contributor to Buzz for the Cure.

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  • Ladies Auxiliary to VFW donates more than $3K to breast cancer research

    The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of West Virginia, has donated more than $3,300 to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute for breast cancer research. 

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  • Pro Performance RX makes donation to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Pro Performance RX at Mylan Park in Morgantown is supporting the work of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center to fight breast cancer.  The fitness and sports training facility held a fundraiser this October called Power of Pink Walk for a Cure 2015 and recently presented Ginger Layne, MD, medical director of the Breast Care Center a check for about $270.  “We wanted to do something to raise awareness about breast cancer, while encouraging people to be active,” Gabbie Kassis, corrective exercise specialist and personal trainer at Pro Performance RX, said.  During the month of October, members and non-members were asked to keep a 20 ounce bottle and deposit 50 cents into it for every mile they walked.  The participant who walked the farthest, trekked 75 miles, raising $152, and earned a three-month free membership at the facility.

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  • West Preston Middle School makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    West Preston Middle School makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    Students at West Preston Middle School in Masontown, WV, are helping the WVU Cancer Institute’s mobile digital mammography unit (Bonnie’s Bus) stay on the road.  During three Wednesdays in October, the students were allowed to wear wacky cloths and hats in exchange for making a donation to Bonnie’s Bus.  They raised $350 for the Bus. Additionally, they declared every Friday, Pink Out Friday and wore as much pink as possible on those days.  “Through this fundraiser, our students are learning to be participants in society by helping others,” West Preston Middle School Principal Lee Livengood said.  “We couldn’t ask for a better bunch of kids.”

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  • Betty Puskar: 30 years since breast cancer

    Betty Puskar: 30 years since breast cancer

    Thirty years ago, Betty Puskar received some frightening news on Halloween – she had stage II breast cancer.

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