More than 100 people from the Morgantown area took advantage of this year’s skin cancer screening at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center last Thursday. Several of them, like Sara Moreland participate in the screening every year.
“There are places on your body, like your back, that are not easy to see, so to have those areas checked for free annually is a great service,” said Moreland.
Ronnie Moorehead appreciated the screening because of several spots that concerned him. “I have a lot of moles and a family history of them, plus I’m a runner and spend a lot of time outdoors, and thought I better be checked.”
The Cancer Center screening was a convenient service for Jolynn Kisner, who works at WVU. She was relieved to learn that the spot on her nose wasn’t cancerous.
The WVU Cancer Institute vigorously promotes cancer screening tests, like the free skin cancer screening, because early detection improves patient outcomes.
Photo: Jolynn Kisner is examined by Roxann Powers, M.D.
WVU Medicine Physician Presents at International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Conference
Christopher P. Cifarelli, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the WVU Medicine Gamma Knife program and member of the WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs, presented a talk on his team’s research during the 2018 ISIORT conference in Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Cifarelli presented two sessions: Feasibility of Dose Escalation Using Intraoperative Radiotherapy Following Resection of Large Brain Metastases Compared to Post-operative SRS and Neurosurgical Nuances of IORT for Intracranial Lesions. The work focuses on a novel use of radiation delivered to the brain at the time of surgery as a means to decrease long-term radiation doses and improve overall outcomes for patients with metastatic and primary brain tumors. The conference had about 300 specialists from over 20 nations in attendance. Dr. Cifarelli is a faculty member in the WVU Department of Neurosurgery and a member of the Radiation Oncology team at WVU Cancer Institute. This work was co-authored by Joshua Hack MS, Geraldine M. Jacobson MD, and J. Austin Vargo MD.
A free continuing education event for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers interested in breast cancer care.
The tobacco cessation treatment training program at WVU urges collaboration in helping patients kick the tobacco habit and decrease health risks associated with tobacco use.