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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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  • Dr. Ghulam Abbas to lead thoracic surgery, surgical thoracic oncology at WVU Medicine

    Dr. Ghulam Abbas to lead thoracic surgery, surgical thoracic oncology at WVU Medicine

    Ghulam Abbas, M.D., has been named chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery in the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and director of surgical thoracic oncology at the WVU Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. He officially joined the WVU Medicine family on March 13.

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  • Huggins wins $15K for cancer research in Infiniti Challenge

    Huggins wins $15K for cancer research in Infiniti Challenge

    Thank you Mountaineer fans for helping West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins win $15K for research at the WVU Cancer Institute in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge that ended on March 12. Coach Huggins was a strong competitor throughout the Challenge involving 48 coaches nationwide and was in the Final Four.  Each was hoping to win the $100K grand prize for their favorite charities.  Huggins will give his prize money to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, which he established in memory of his mother, who died in 2003 following a long battle with colon cancer.  The fund supports clinical research, specifically providing access to cancer clinical trials at WVU Medicine affiliates for all West Virginians.

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  • World-renowned cancer expert to lead WVU Cancer Institute

    World-renowned cancer expert to lead WVU Cancer Institute

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Richard M. Goldberg, M.D., renowned gastrointestinal cancer expert, has been named the new director of the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • Bladder cancer: Symptoms and risks explained (Video)

    Bladder cancer: Symptoms and risks explained (Video)

    It's never too early to start learning about a common cancer found in both men and women. Dr. Thomas Hogan and Dr. John Phillips have more in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes Joanna Kolodney, MD

    Joanna Kolodney, MD, has joined WVU’s Department of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Dr. Kolodney practiced hematology/oncology at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem, VA, and was an assistant professor at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.  She will see patients diagnosed with benign blood disease, melanoma, and lung, head and neck, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.

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  • Experts discuss mental and emotional effects of cancer (Video)

    Experts discuss mental and emotional effects of cancer (Video)

    Cancer is a life-changing and debilitating disease, but not all of its effects are physical. Dr. Daniel Elswick and Dr. John Phillips have more in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

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