Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program staff won two first place ribbons at the 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Cancer Conference in Atlanta this August. They were invited to present three posters for the overall National conference and an oral presentation for the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Meeting. Two posters, noted below, won first place ribbons.
First Place Poster Award Winner – Cancer Innovation – Programmatic Category
• Mammo/FIT: A Project to Assess the Effectiveness of Combining Breast Cancer Screening with Colorectal Cancer Screening on a Mobile Health Unit by Stacy Tressler, Sara Jane Gainor, Michelle Chappell, and Stephenie Kennedy.
First Place Poster Award Winner - Cancer Prevention – Programmatic Category
• Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Using An Enhanced Call Reminder Program by Stephenie Kennedy, Mary Ellen Conn, Susan Eason (Presenter), Dannell Boatman, Taylor Daugherty, Adam Baus, and Cecil Pollard.
Additional Invitation-Only Presentations -
• Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Enhance Systems of Care for Increased Colorectal Cancer Screening by Adam Baus (Oral Presentation at the National CDC Cancer Conference)
• A Multi-faceted, Intensive Approach to Facilitate Systems Change for Colorectal Cancer Screening by Stephenie Kennedy, Mary Ellen Conn (Presenter), Susan Eason, Dannell Boatman, Taylor Daugherty, Adam Baus, and Cecil Pollard (Poster Presentation at the National CDC Cancer Conference)
To find out more about these programs contact Stephenie Kennedy, EdD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.