For more than 30 years, the physicians, scientists, and staff of WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center have led the fight against cancer across West Virginia and established a national reputation for excellence.
Along with the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center in Morgantown and its mobile unit, Bonnie’s Bus, WVU Medicine’s cancer services have expanded to include many other locations and services, on and off campus, most recently at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg.
WVU Medicine’s cancer services have touched the lives of thousands of West Virginians and others each year through these institutions and other efforts, such as education of the next generation of scientists, as well as area citizens in cancer prevention.
To better define patients’ source of care, the leadership of WVU Medicine and the advisory bodies that support the work of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center have created a new identity, the WVU Cancer Institute. The goal is to unify the public face of all WVU-affiliated, cancer-related healthcare, research, education and service efforts.
“This new designation will create a new brand for cancer care in our state – unmistakably and clearly identified with West Virginia University,” Clay Marsh, M.D., vice president and executive dean of health sciences, said. “We know that the excellent faculty and staff associated with these programs can be stronger and more effective working as a unified team against cancer across the state.”
Each WVU-affiliated cancer institution, including the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center clinic, will retain its own building or program name but will also include WVU Cancer Institute branding.