WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2018 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2011 to 2015.
In addition to the usual updates on incidence and mortality, this year’s edition also includes highlighted cancers – breast, cervical, lung, colorectal (also known as colon and rectum), HPV-associated cancers, and new sections on obesity-related cancers and tobacco use. There are summaries, one-page infographics, and WV resource pages to address these cancers, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section.
The report is available at the WV Cancer Registry website.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Lori Hazlehurst, Ph.D., Professor (WVU School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences and Co-Leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Research Program the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program, has been named as the Associate Director for Basic Research at the WVU Cancer Institute. In this role, she will work closely with Dr. Richard Goldberg, Institute Director, and the leadership team of the WVU Cancer Institute to implement strategic goals to increase the impact of basic and translational cancer research at WVU. The primary strategy is to increase the number of NIH funded investigators focused on cancer research at WVU