A recent pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Morgantown will benefit patients at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The event raised nearly $2,400 for the Cancer Center Comfort Fund, which is available to help patients with various areas of need associated with cancer treatment including: medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.
Monti Bear made a special guest appearance at the breakfast fundraiser.
Brian Boone, M.D., surgical oncologist in the WVU Medicine Department of Surgery and WVU Cancer Institute, performed the state’s first hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) infusion. This treatment delivers heated, sterilized chemotherapy to the abdomen as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, or peritoneum.
WVU Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology has experienced remarkable growth over the last two years. By increasing its team of gynecologic oncologists and adding a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and genetic counselor, the department has expanded its capability to serve gynecologic cancer patients.
The annual Holiday Celebration for WVU Medicine and Health Sciences employees will kick off on Thurs., Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Market, located on the ground floor of the Health Sciences Center. The Market will close at 11:30 a.m. for the celebration.