A WVU Cancer Institute patient and her fiancé exchanged wedding vows in the infusion center at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this past Thursday. Elizabeth Winner and Jack Cooper of Hinton, WV, said their I do’s before a crowd of doctors, nurses and support staff with Rev. Kim Belcher, staff chaplain, presiding over the ceremony. Winner is a patient of Dr. Michael Craig of the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program. She’s been coming to the Cancer Center for her treatment for five years now and has survived two unrelated donor allo transplants and graft versus host disease, a common complication of marrow transplantation, as well as an acute stroke about three months ago. The couple had originally planned to get married on a beach, but due to Winner’s health issues, decided to share their special day with their healthcare providers, the people they have come to know as their family. “Kim and the entire staff have been absolutely fantastic and we think the world of everyone who works here,” Winner said. “The Cancer Institute’s bone marrow transplant unit is exceptional, and I feel blessed.”
“This is your big day,” Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, told the couple when he stopped by to extend well wishes. “Thank you for having your wedding here and making all of us feel good.”
Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute.
Cancer Prevention and Control at the WVU Cancer Institute presents Mandi Chapman, MA discussing cultural sensitivity for LGBTQI patients in this newly created web course. As the Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity for the George Washington Cancer Center, Ms. Chapman’s research focuses on patient navigation, cancer survivorship and health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) communities. Originally recorded at the WVU Health Sciences Center, the presentation:
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.