WVU Camp Kesem, a free summer camp for children of cancer patients, is still accepting campers for a week of fun activities at Camp Sandy Cove in High View, W.Va. (Hampshire County), June 10-15. Learn more.
WVU is one of several colleges around the country that host a Camp Kesem summer camp between June and August for children ages six to 18, who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.
The co-directors of the camp are also in need of two volunteer nurses. If you are a nurse and are available, please call (443) 914-2988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
West Virginia University's Cancer Institute is well-known for its treatment and innovation. Leading the institute is Dr. Richard Goldberg, who has not only established himself as a transformative leader but also a potent researcher and educator.
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.