The Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 598 in Buckhannon is helping Bonnie’s Bus stay on the road. The service organization raised $800 for the WVU Cancer Institute mobile mammography program this fall through an event involving both male and female members of the lodge. “We held a wet He-shirt contest,” Yvette Squires, senior regent of the Buckhannon Women of the Moose Chapter 319, said. “The men, ranging in age from 22 to 80, wore white T-shirts and paraded in front of our ladies, who sprayed them down as they walked by. We had fun with it and were happy to raise money for a worthy cause. Breast cancer has touched the lives of our lodge members.” Members also sold breast cancer awareness bracelets and ribbons and put together a gift basket, which will be used at a future fundraiser to support the Bonnie’s Bus Program.
W est Virginia University’s Cancer Institute is well-known for its treatment and innovation. Leading the institute is Dr. Richard Goldberg, who has not only established himself as a transformative leader but also a potent researcher and educator. A native of upstate New York, the renowned gastrointestinal cancer expert came to Morgantown about two years ago. Goldberg previously worked at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he served as the Klotz Family Professor of Cancer Research, the physician‐in‐ chief of the James Cancer Hospital, the associate director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and the acting division director of the Division of Medical Oncology. Before that, he also worked at the University of North Carolina and the Mayo Clinic. Goldberg is one of many world-class physicians recruited by WVU Medicine during the past few years, whose research has resulted in more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, including those in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Oncology
The WVU Cancer Institute is among six organizations to receive an inaugural Medline Breast Cancer Awareness grant, which is awarded to organizations to further the mission to eradicate breast cancer and provide counseling. The grant drives awareness around prevention and early detection by providing support to organizations that provide direct patient care.
Researchers across campus are taking a One WVU approach to solving important problems and saving lives. At its core, an experimental therapeutics platform that integrates multiple disciplines from chemistry and biology to the health sciences and cancer institute.