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  • Dr. Patrick Ma chosen as ASCO track leader

    Dr. Patrick Ma chosen as ASCO track leader

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected Patrick Ma, MD, co-leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Allen Lung Program, to serve as the ASCO Scientific Program Committee Tumor Biology Track Leader for the 2017-2018 term.  ASCO and the 2017 President-Elect Bruce Johnson, MD, FASCO, chose Dr. Ma because of his knowledge and expertise.  In this new role he will work closely with this year’s track leader to plan ASCO’s 2017 annual meeting, then will take the reins to plan the organization’s annual meeting in 2018.

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  • New publication showcases Cancer Institute impact on cancer care

    We are proud to share with you our inaugural issue of The Signature, the WVU Cancer Institute Annual Report. 

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  • School of Nursing doctoral students earn prestigious Jonas Center scholarships

    School of Nursing doctoral students earn prestigious Jonas Center scholarships

    Three doctoral students from the West Virginia University School of Nursing have been chosen for the highly competitive Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. 

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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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  • Cancer Center clinic receives Valentine’s Day treat

    Cancer Center clinic receives Valentine’s Day treat

    The Cancer Center clinic staff received a gift of ice cream this past Friday as a Valentine’s Day treat.  Bob Wheeler purchased the ice cream for staff members as a way to thank them for the love they show cancer patients.  Just last month, Mr. Wheeler and his wife Linda purchased eight new coffee makers for the clinic after learning that some of the pots in the clinic were broken and the ones in the Infusion Center were too small.

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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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  • WVU Cancer Institute staff spreads holiday cheer through food drive

    WVU Cancer Institute staff spreads holiday cheer through food drive

    The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center clinic is hoping to brighten the holidays for families in Monongalia County. Clinic staff collected two large boxes of non-perishable food items for the 34th Annual Toy and Food Drive of Monongalia County, as part of the United Way Campaign. Dave Staten and Patricia Policicchio were co-coordinators of the drive.

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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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  • 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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  • Good joins WVU Cancer Institutes Office of Philanthropy

    Jaime Good has joined the staff of the WVU Cancer Institute Office of Philanthropy as a development specialist.  As a new employee of the WVU Foundation, her office is located at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. She was formerly the clinical data manager and coordinator of the Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Program. Her role was to ensure program compliance with the Commission on Cancer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).  She led the reaccreditation process for the comprehensive breast program in April 2014 and it received a full three-year accreditation, including a best practice in clinical trials. Most recently, she designed a breast cancer database to provide more ease with seeking future NAPBC re-accreditation. Jaime has extensive experience in logistical planning.  She was a conference planner in the WVU Office of Continuing Education for nine years and a corporate event planner in the Northern Virginia area prior to moving to West Virginia.

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