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  • Jefferson-Morgan girl's volleyball team presents donation to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Jefferson-Morgan girl's volleyball team presents donation to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Members of the girl’s volleyball team at Jefferson-Morgan High School in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, have joined the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. The team recently hosted a Pink Out game, asked fans to make donations, and sold pink “Go-Fight-Cure” T-shirts to promote breast cancer awareness and support the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. The fundraiser generated more than $500 for the Breast Care Center. “I’m very proud of the girls for all their hard work,” Stephanie Woodruff, Jefferson-Morgan volleyball coach, said. “Several of them are supporting a cause that is close to them.”

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  • Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Daniel Berrebi, a 2017 WVU Cancer Institute summer research fellow, won first place in the cancer category of the student poster session at this year’s Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Morgantown. He was selected for his research titled Inhibition of CCL5 and Nodal by Adipose-derived Stem Cells in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment. In his work at the Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Linda Vona-Davis, PhD, Berrebi used 3D matrix models to study the role of stem cells in contributing to the spread of breast cancer.

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  • Grand opening ceremony for WVU Cancer Institute at Reynolds Memorial Hospital to be held Friday

    Grand opening ceremony for WVU Cancer Institute at Reynolds Memorial Hospital to be held Friday

    The WVU Cancer Institute at Reynolds Memorial Hospital will hold a grand opening ceremony and reception at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the newly constructed center on the hospital campus in Glen Dale. The clinic will hold its first patient visits on Nov. 27.  

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  • Cancer Institute leadership issues challenge gift for Inaugural Day of Giving

    Cancer Institute leadership issues challenge gift for Inaugural Day of Giving

    On Nov. 8, West Virginia University will hold its first Day of Giving, an online fundraising effort to support our greatest priorities and opportunities. Together – on one day- we can help forge a brighter future for WVU.

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  • Join our team at the WVU Cancer Institute

    Join our team at the WVU Cancer Institute

    The WVU Cancer Institute is expanding.

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  • Benedum Scholar Paul Lockman to deliver public lecture Thursday

    Benedum Scholar Paul Lockman to deliver public lecture Thursday

    Neuroscience Centers Professor and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Paul Lockman will deliver a public lecture on “Disruptive Innovation in Sciences”  Thursday, Nov. 2 as part of the 2016-2017 Benedum Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Health Sciences Fukushima Auditorium, with a public reception to follow.

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  • West Virginia Lung Cancer Project releases video series

    West Virginia Lung Cancer Project releases video series

    Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in West Virginia, killing more people each year than breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer combined, yet people don’t know a lot about what can be done to stop it. In light of this, the West Virginia Lung Cancer Project (WVLCP) has released a series of four short informational videos in preparation for Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November. 

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  • WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    Several West Virginia University and community groups are joining efforts to discuss the Morgantown area’s approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. The WVU School of Public Health, Milan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, and WVU Student Government Association will host a November 16 community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is supporting the event.

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  • WVU volleyball team scores win and raises breast cancer awareness

    WVU volleyball team scores win and raises breast cancer awareness

    October 21 was a great day for the WVU women’s volleyball team and for breast cancer awareness and support. The Mountaineers beat Kansas State in five sets during the annual “pink” match at the WVU Coliseum. Players and fans wore their pink, the jumbotron featured a big pink breast cancer ribbon and the public address announcer encouraged fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. Fans heeded the call by donating more than $900 to the Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Program when they picked up official pink Mountaineer T-shirts at the Cancer Institute table set up inside the Coliseum.

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  • Breast cancer survivors celebrate life

    Breast cancer survivors celebrate life

    Nearly 200 breast cancer survivors, and their families and friends shared smiles, hugs and laughter with fellow breast cancer survivors and the physicians, nurses and support staff who care for them during the Afternoon of Enlightenment at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown on October 22. WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute hosted the event to celebrate patient survivorship of the disease. “We are humbled and honored to provide your care,” Hannah Hazard, MD, Cancer Institute Director of Clinical Services and Surgeon-In-Chief, who served as master of ceremonies told the crowd.

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