WVU gymnastics team raises breast cancer awareness

WVU gymnastics team raises breast cancer awareness

The WVU gymnastics team helped the WVU Cancer Institute raise breast cancer awareness as the Mountaineers closed their three-week homestand at the WVU Coliseum with a 195.4, second-place showing at the Wendy M. Roach Pink Meet Invitational on Jan. 21. George Washington scored 195.575 and finished first, while Towson placed third with a 194.4 mark. Players and fans wore their pink and the public address announcer encouraged fans to join the Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. Fans made nearly $700 in donations to the Institute’s Breast Cancer Program and each received an official pink Mountaineer T-shirt in return. The shirts will also be available at two upcoming pink athletic events at the Coliseum – WVU wrestling pink match against South Dakota State at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 11 and the WVU women’s basketball pink game against Oklahoma at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 17.

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    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. 

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  • WVU Medicine Physician Presents at International Society of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Conference

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    Christopher P. Cifarelli, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the WVU Medicine Gamma Knife program and member of the WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs, presented a talk on his team’s research during the 2018 ISIORT conference in Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Cifarelli presented two sessions: Feasibility of Dose Escalation Using Intraoperative Radiotherapy Following Resection of Large Brain Metastases Compared to Post-operative SRS and Neurosurgical Nuances of IORT for Intracranial Lesions. The work focuses on a novel use of radiation delivered to the brain at the time of surgery as a means to decrease long-term radiation doses and improve overall outcomes for patients with metastatic and primary brain tumors.  The conference had about 300 specialists from over 20 nations in attendance. Dr. Cifarelli is a faculty member in the WVU Department of Neurosurgery and a member of the Radiation Oncology team at WVU Cancer Institute.  This work was co-authored by Joshua Hack MS, Geraldine M. Jacobson MD, and J. Austin Vargo MD.

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