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The WVU Cancer Institute is inviting you to participate in the inaugural ECHO Project of the WVU Cancer Institute Project ECHO Program. In February 2022, the Cancer Institute became a Project ECHO (Extensions for Community Health Care Outcomes) Hub. The first ECHO Project will focus on Medical Weight Management as Cancer Prevention. This project will take place Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and be from 12:00-1:00pm. This project is free and continuing medical education credits are available to those who attend. During these one-hour sessions, participants will be able to present de-identified cases or questions in this topic area and the expert team will review them and provide basic recommendations. Additionally, a didactic presentation will be given by one of the expert team members. If you are interested in participating please use the Zoom registration link below. Please note that once you have registered you will get a confirmation email with the Zoom connection information. If you would like to add the sessions to your calendar please use the links in the confirmation email to download the sessions.


Upcoming Events


Aug. 8

Cancer Cell Biology Proposal Defense - 10 a.m.

ER01α Promotes Tumorigenesis in EGFR Driven NSCLC
Brennan Johnson, Graduate Student
Room 2157 HSC

Aug. 17

Surgery Grand Rounds - 10 a.m.

Total Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer: How Did We Get Here?
Emily Groves, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology and Colorectal Surgery; Department of Surgery—WV
Room 2118 HSC
Contact Phil Slates for more information

Aug. 11

Cancer Cell Biology Proposal Defense - 10 a.m.

Actin Cytoskeletal Regulation and Matrix Metalloproteinase Targeting in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) Progression
Jessica Allen, Graduate Student
Room 2157 HSC

Aug. 11

4-in-1 Institute Continuing Conversation - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WVU Cancer Institute
WVU Eye Institute
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Room 2940B HSC-North
If you plan to attend in-person, please RSVP
If you plan to attend via Zoom, please register.

Aug. 17

Surgery Grand Rounds - 10 a.m.

Evidence Based, Multi-Disciplinary Care of Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Brian Boone, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology; Department of Surgery - WVU
Room 2118 HSC
Contact Phil Slates for more information

Aug. 23

WVU Cancer Institute Project ECHO - 12 p.m.

Medical Weight Management as Cancer Prevention
Laura Davisson, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Program Director WVU Internal Medicine, Director of Medical Weight Management
Virginia Commonwealth University
Treah Haggerty, MD Director of Rural Scholars Program in WVU Family Medicine

Cancer Cell Biology Presents - 12 p.m.

Regulation of Breast Cancer Progression by Treg Cells
Paula Bos, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Contact Tina Lankford for more information.

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