The third annual Mother’s Day flower and fern sale to benefit patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center is underway. Giant ferns cost $25 each and hanging baskets are $20 each.
Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, May 4. Cash payment is required at the time of order. Call Mary Anne at 304-598-4549 or Jessica at 304-598-4978. The plants will be delivered on Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cancer Center parking lot and on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant parking lot on Monongahela Boulevard. A limited number of cash-and-carry plants will be available on those dates.
The money raised from the plant sale will benefit the Cancer Center’s Comfort Fund, which helps patients with various areas of need associated with cancer treatment, including medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Staff in the WVU Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) are holding a fundraiser to help patients at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
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.