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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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  • Ask WVU Medicine: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

    Ask WVU Medicine: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Cristiane Ueno, MD, discusses the basics about the procedure many breast cancer patients choose.

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  • Healthcare providers from West Virginia and surrounding region learn latest approaches in cancer treatment at annual conference

    Healthcare providers from West Virginia and surrounding region learn latest approaches in cancer treatment at annual conference

    Nearly 200 physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare providers from West Virginia University and the surrounding region participated in the 27th Annual Fall Cancer Conference “Translating Personalized Medicine into Cancer Care” at Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on October 6.

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  • Clarksville family donates gift cards to cancer patients

    Clarksville family donates gift cards to cancer patients

    A Clarksville, PA, man and his two sons and other family members have donated $2,000 in gift cards to patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Art Moore and his sons, Sam and Dave, purchase the cards with the support of businesses and public donations throughout the year. They distribute them to cancer patients and their families at various hospitals and cancer centers in honor of Moore’s wife, Jen, who lost her battle to a rare form of cancer.

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  • WVU-led report shows smoking has not flamed out in all populations

    WVU-led report shows smoking has not flamed out in all populations

    The number one cause of preventable death is on the decline, but not for everyone. A new report led by a West Virginia University public health expert shows that despite a drop in cigarette smoking nationwide, minority groups are at higher risk for tobacco-related diseases than others.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute breast care program again rated among the best in the nation

    WVU Cancer Institute breast care program again rated among the best in the nation

    The Comprehensive Breast Care Program at the WVU Cancer Institute has again been granted a full three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

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  • BMT Program rated as Program of Excellence

    Congratulations to our Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) team! The Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network has rated the WVU Cancer Institute Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program a Program of Excellence once again. Cigna, an insurance company WVU contracts with that allows patients to be transplanted at our facility, based the excellence designation on specific criteria and guidelines, including number and types of transplants, patient survival and disease status. “This validates that our program provides superior care,” says Sonia Leadmon, oncology quality coordinator at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. WVU has been rated a Cigna Program of Excellence every year since 2014 and has received excellence designations from several other insurance companies for its BMT program.

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  • Esophageal cancer: More common among men than women

    Esophageal cancer: More common among men than women

    WVU Cancer Institute thoracic surgeon Ghulam Abbas, MD, is an expert at treating esophageal cancer and tells you how to reduce your risk of the disease.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute first in the nation to offer IORT for glioblastoma

    WVU Cancer Institute first in the nation to offer IORT for glioblastoma

    The WVU Cancer Institute is the first institution in the United States to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat glioblastoma. 

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  • Dr. Goldberg honored as DeLynn Chair of Oncology

    Dr. Goldberg honored as DeLynn Chair of Oncology

    There was a packed house in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Atrium last Wednesday where several WVU Medicine and Cancer Institute faculty and staff and others gathered to join the Cancer Institute in honoring Dr. Richard Goldberg as the Laurence S. and Jean J. DeLynn Chair of Oncology.

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