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
David McDonald, 55, of Morgantown, didn’t expect a cancer diagnosis when he brought up some symptoms he had been having during a doctor’s appointment for stomach pain. He mentioned to his doctor that he had been having some rectal bleeding, and his family doctor sent him for further tests to find the cause.
School of Public Health students are collecting items for an Infant/Toddler Supplies Drive through April 17 to benefit The Shack Neighborhood House.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the program which starts on Monday, April 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 23. “Last year we had over 4,700 people participate,” said Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state.