Min Deng, MD, is a dermatologic surgeon, who will perform Mohs micrographic surgery among other dermatologic procedures. Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. Dr. Deng completed a micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology fellowship at Cooper University Hospital and did her dermatology residency at the University of Chicago.
Kelly Ross, MD, has joined our Blood and Marrow Transplant team. Dr. Ross completed hematology/oncology and BMT fellowships at the University of Colorado. She earned her MD at the University of Pittsburgh and completed her internal medicine residency at UPMC.
Many thanks to the WVU women’s soccer team and their fans who came out to watch the Mountaineers beat Oklahoma 5-1 during the “pink” game at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown on October 8. The game was an opportunity for both the team and fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine to raise breast cancer awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, representatives of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus), and assistant women’s soccer coach Marisa Kanela were called to the field for halftime recognition and an announcement that the Mountaineers raised nearly $9,000 for the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the team’s annual spring fundraiser. Additionally, Mountaineer fans donated more than $1,300 in exchange for official pink Mountaineer T-shirts. Their donations will support the Breast Cancer Program Enhancement Fund at the Cancer Institute.
Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.