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  • Barrackville Middle School makes donation to breast cancer research

    Barrackville Middle School makes donation to breast cancer research

    The boy’s and girl’s basketball teams at Barrackville Middle School are doing their part to raise breast cancer awareness and support breast cancer research at the WVU Cancer Institute. 

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  • Cancer Institute partner clinics raise colorectal cancer awareness

    Cancer Institute partner clinics raise colorectal cancer awareness

    Our West Virginia Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (WV PICCS) partner clinics participated in national Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 3. Dress in Blue Day began as a way to present a united front in the battle against the disease during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Partner clinic staff donned their favorite shade a blue in order to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening with their patients.

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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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  • Papa John’s donates $10K to cancer research at WVU Cancer Institute

    Papa John’s donates $10K to cancer research at WVU Cancer Institute

    Any way you slice it, $10,019 is a lot of dough! That’s how much money Papa John’s donated recently from its online pizza promotions to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute.

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  • 2016 West Virginia Cancer Burden Report released

    WVU Cancer Institute - Cancer Prevention and Control was awarded a contract to author the 2016 West Virginia Cancer Burden Report. This comprehensive report provides in-depth analyses of WV cancer data at the state and county level and will benefit cancer researchers, educators, advocates, and policy makers. 

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  • WVCTSI funds two new cancer treatment projects

    WVCTSI funds two new cancer treatment projects

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Virginia has the third highest cancer death rate in the nation, and the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health estimates that there will have been 11,770 new cancer cases in 2016. To address this wide-reaching problem the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has funded two new cancer treatment projects through its Launch Pilot Grant Program.

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  • Celebrate the past, embrace the future on WVU’s 150th birthday

    Join President E. Gordon Gee and other campus leaders at the Health Sciences Center Pylons at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 to celebrate the start of WVU's 150th anniversary year.

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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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  • West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams make gift to breast cancer research

    West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams make gift to breast cancer research

    West Virginia Wesleyan’s Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams have made a big splash to benefit breast cancer research at the WVU Cancer Institute.  The teams held a swim-a-thon this past October and members received donations based on how many laps they completed.  They also sold breast cancer awareness bracelets.  Head Swimming Coach April Gitzen said the teams did a remarkable job of raising $3,000 and she was so proud of them.

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