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.
The WVU Cancer Institute held its annual Pink Party event on Monday, September 10, to benefit Bonnie’s Bus, the mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia to provide mammograms to the women of the state.
WVU Cancer Institute offering groundbreaking treatment for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
The WVU Cancer Institute is participating in the implementation of a new drug therapy for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), a type of tumor that can form in the pancreas or in other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and appendix. These life-threatening tumors can spread to other organs, such as the liver.
Meshea Poore, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WVU, will be the special guest at a Health Sciences Town Hall during WVU’s Diversity Week celebrations.