Friends and family members of Betty Puskar, founder of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU, are featured in a new video that serves as a tribute to the Morgantown philanthropist.
The video debuted at the WVU Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Spring Gala, where Puskar was honored as the first recipient of the Betty Puskar Winged Victory Award, which will be given annually to an individual who displays great advocacy for cancer awareness and supports the enhancement of cancer care in West Virginia and families in need during treatment.
Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical and vaginal cancers can go unnoticed for years—silently growing, spreading and invading other organs—and by the time they’re detected, they may be so advanced that the patient’s prognosis is poor and her treatment options few. Valerie Galvan Turner, a gynecologic oncologist at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, has opened a randomized clinical trial to assess whether a novel supplemental treatment can help chemotherapy and radiation fight these dangerous forms of cancer better.