WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2018 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2011 to 2015.
In addition to the usual updates on incidence and mortality, this year’s edition also includes highlighted cancers – breast, cervical, lung, colorectal (also known as colon and rectum), HPV-associated cancers, and new sections on obesity-related cancers and tobacco use. There are summaries, one-page infographics, and WV resource pages to address these cancers, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section.
The report is available at the WV Cancer Registry website.
Dental school's tobacco treatment training program will host its third continuing education course in May 2020.
WVU in the News: Industry cites 3M research on cancer patients exposed to PFOA to claim them chemical isn't so bad
Defenders of the chemicals known as PFAS have seized upon an industry-funded study of cancer patients as evidence that PFOA, the compound used to make Teflon, firefighting foam, and many other products, isn’t as dangerous as it seems.
Sumaira Shafi, M.D., has joined the hematology/oncology staff at Camden Clark Regional Cancer Center, a WVU Cancer Institute location.