MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance, is establishing a lung cancer support group for patients and their caregivers beginning June 28.  The group will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cancer Institute in the conference room located on the ground floor of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

“In partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance, the WVU Cancer Institute’s Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer Program is committed to extending support to lung cancer patients, families, and caregivers beyond the confines of their regular clinic visits,” Patrick Ma, M.D., co-leader of the Allen Lung Cancer Program, and the support group’s first guest speaker, said. He will present the latest advancements in novel therapies and trends in lung cancer management.

The purpose of the new support group is to provide educational, social, and emotional support to lung cancer patients, families, and caregivers in order to enhance their disease coping and treatment outcome.

Dr. Ma added that the new initiative is an essential element of WVU’s multidisciplinary team focused on lung cancer care.

Refreshments will be provided. Those planning to attend should RSVP Patricia Policicchio, M.S.W., at 304-598-4563.

To learn about the various support groups offered through the WVU Cancer Institute, see wvumedicine.org/cancer/support-education/support-groups.

For information about the WVU Cancer Institute, see wvumedicine.org/cancer.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087