Members of the West Virginia University gymnastics team visited with staff and volunteers at Morgantown’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center on February 23. The Mountaineers, along with coach Jason Butts, delivered the sundry items collected at the Wendy M. Roach Pink Meet Invitational on Feb. 21.
The WVU Cancer Institute is participating in the implementation of a new drug therapy for young patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, known by the brand name Kymriah®, is a form of immunotherapy that harnesses the patient’s own immune system to fight malignant cancer.
Defense Health Program
The WVU Cancer Institute is applying for a Certificate of Need with the West Virginia Health Care Authority for a mobile lung cancer screening program, which will be called LUCAS. This program would increase access to screening for patients in rural areas and address the growing demand for cancer services in the state.