Discovery of the X-ray to be covered a Pylons Medical History Lecture

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on prostate cancer.

Eric Whitman, M.D.

The seminar titled "What is Prostate Cancer?" will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the auditorium of the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus.  

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, but it is also treatable if found early. Guest speaker Eric Whitman, M.D., board-certified urologist, will discuss the warning signs of prostate cancer and the importance of screenings for early detection.

Dr. Whitman is an assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine and practices at WVU Medicine Urology – Martinsburg, located in MOB3 across the street from Berkeley Medical Center.

Registration for the mini-medical school program and the Eastern Pylons History of Medicine lecture begins at 6:15 p.m. This month’s Pylons Lecture, "History of the Discovery of the X-ray," will begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring T. Chris Alewine, M.D., board-certified radiologist and assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine. The mini-medical school program will follow at 7 p.m.

The mini-medical school program is being offered free to the public as a community service of WVU Medicine and the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. The Pylons Lecture series has been made possible in part by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council. 

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, WVU Medicine Eastern Panhandle Vice President of Marketing and Development, 3