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  • WVU Cancer Institute recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    WVU Cancer Institute recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together today (March 1) to dress in blue in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. 

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  • Alexander to serve on editorial board of new Journal of Appalachian Health

    Alexander to serve on editorial board of new Journal of Appalachian Health

    A new journal focused on the health challenges of Appalachia launched this month, and WVU public health expert Linda Alexander will serve on the publication’s editorial board.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute to host lung cancer screening March 15

    WVU Cancer Institute to host lung cancer screening March 15

    The WVU Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Screening Program will provide screenings for current and former smokers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 15 at the WVU Medicine outpatient center located at University Town Centre.

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  • Former Alumni Jevon Carter gives back

    Former Alumni Jevon Carter gives back

    Memphis Grizzly Jevon Carter made a welcome return to Mountaineer Basketball on Monday, February 18th, to present a check for $27,500 to Dr. Richard Goldberg and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund. Funds were raised through the sale of his “Treadmill Mentality” T-shirts, where 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Endowment. This comes just weeks after Coach Huggins hosted another successful Fish Fry at Mylan Park.

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  • WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common

    WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common

    How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks. When tumor cells do it, they use the building blocks to make cancer grow and spread. But when retina cells do it, they renew photoreceptor membranes that keep our vision sharp.

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  • Annual Spring Gala April 26-27

    Annual Spring Gala April 26-27

    Mark your calendars now for the WVU Cancer Institute’s 34th Annual Spring Gala to be held April 26-27, 2019, at The Greenbrier – America’s Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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  • Opportunity Grants Program

    Opportunity Grants Program

    The West Virginia Science and Research Opportunity Grants Program announces availability of funds for the improvement of undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in West Virginia.

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  • WVU School of Public Health professor presents at worldwide tobacco research symposium

    WVU School of Public Health professor presents at worldwide tobacco research symposium

    In the 55 years since the first U.S. Surgeon General report on the health consequences of cigarette smoking, smoking has declined substantially. Despite this progress, however, it remains the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Smoking rates also remain disproportionally high and relatively unchanged among certain vulnerable populations.

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  • McCawley discusses cancellation of surface mining study

    McCawley discusses cancellation of surface mining study

    WVU professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences recently spoke with Public News Service about the cancellation of a study investigating the health impacts of mountaintop removal and other surface mining. Read the full story online.

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  • WVU oncologist researches new treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers

    Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical and vaginal cancers can go unnoticed for years—silently growing, spreading and invading other organs—and by the time they’re detected, they may be so advanced that the patient’s prognosis is poor and her treatment options few. Valerie Galvan Turner, a gynecologic oncologist at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, has opened a randomized clinical trial to assess whether a novel supplemental treatment can help chemotherapy and radiation fight these dangerous forms of cancer better.

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