WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2019 West Virginia Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2012 to 2016.
The annual report is a valuable resource for public health professionals as well as clinicians as it includes updates on incidence and mortality, county-level rates, and an in-depth look at eight different cancer-related topics. Included in the report are summaries, one-page infographics, and resource pages for breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, HPV-associated cancers, and tobacco-related cancers. The report is available on the WV Cancer Registry website.
Geraldine Jacobson, M.D., MPH, MBA, FACR, FASTRO, has been declared president-elect for the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s board of directors. Starting in October, she’ll serve in that role for one year, then serve as president the year following.
The WVU Cancer Institute has joined the Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG) Foundation network to offer a larger portfolio of clinical trials to its patients.
Join the mindful steps team to begin or renew your mindfulness practice, address common challenges, and learn tips for applying mindful practices during COVID-19. This four-part series is for students, faculty, and staff of WVU and employees of WVU Medicine.