The second edition of The Signature, the WVU Cancer Institute’s annual report, is posted online.
The report covers 2016 highlights in cancer clinical care, prevention and control, education, and research. Special topics highlighting quality care and the latest developments of the WVU Cancer Institute include:
- a Q & A with new Cancer Institute Director Richard Goldberg
- our growth as a statewide network of cancer care
- two unique lung cancer initiatives the Cancer Institute is leading in WV
- a look at the new, state-of-the-art Bonnie’s Bus
- an innovative approach to move effective treatments from the lab to clinical research studies
- an overview of academic programs to train aspiring physicians and scientists
West Virginia University’s Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is an intense, three-year experience that prepares its graduates by developing their clinical expertise in cancer therapy, guides them in acquiring the knowledge of basic biology of neoplastic diseases and teaches them to solve problems through research in Hematology-Oncology. Trainees are introduced to Hematology/Oncology through clinical teaching on the wards and in clinics, as well as clinical and basic science lectures and conferences directed by faculty. Fellows also participate in clinical or laboratory research under faculty supervision.. Only a handful of students enter the program each year.
Vandalia-Con Steampunk Convention to benefit WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and Bonnie's Bus
On Friday, May 26 from 10 am until 7:30 pm, Vandalia-Con will hold a pink block party, which will include a regional Mountains of Hope West Virginia State Cancer Coalition meeting, a screening of the film “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” with continuing education credit available, and two free classes. Vandalia-Con proper will begin with a concert on Friday night at 9 pm -Midnight. Concert tickets are $10.00, or free with purchase of a weekend or VIP Pass.
Mark your calendar for the 27th Annual Fall Cancer Conference, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 6, at West Virginia University's Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.