News and Events

Friday, January 12, 2018

Gerard Oakley, MD, an ECCC Founding Physician, Announces Retirement

Gerard J. Oakley, MD, gynecologic oncologist, longtime cancer specialist and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has announced his retirement from the school, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chris Hoffman Has Been Named the Executive Director of the ECCC

Chris Hoffman has been named the Executive Director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ECCC Receives Recognition for Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center has been recognized by the QOPI Certification Program (QCP™) as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ECCC Only Certified Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery

The ECCC is the only hospital in the Tri-State to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery. Only 26 hospitals in the United States hold this designation.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Colorectal Cancer is Easiest to Treat if Found Early

The ECCC and Cabell Huntington Hospital offer screenings that provide early detection of colorectal cancer and could save your life.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

3D-Guided Breast Biopsy Offers Minimally Invasive Approach to Diagnosis

The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Cente at Cabell Huntington Hospital is introducing the latest technology in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. 3D-guided breast biopsy offers more accurate, faster and more comfortable means of obtaining a tissue sample for quick diagnosis.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Breast Health Center Earns Certified Quality Breast Center Designation

The Breast Health Center has received the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Certified Quality Breast Center designation.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Prone Position Provides a Safer Option for Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at CHH makes patient safety a priority by continually studying and researching options for the best breast cancer treatments possible.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Radiation Oncologist Welcomed to Cabell Huntington Hospital

Charles Murphy, MD, a board certified physician specializing in radiation oncology, has joined the Medical and Dental Staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

ECCC Selected to Represent West Virginia in National PaintFest America

The Foundation for Hospital Art has initiated PaintFest America and selected the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital to represent West Virginia.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ECCC Selected for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected the ECCC at Cabell Huntington Hospital to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality and more coordinated cancer care.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

ECCC at Cabell Huntington Hospital Reaccredited in Radiation Oncology

The ECCC at Cabell Huntington Hospital has again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Palliative Care Physician Adds Additional Support to Cancer Treatment

Cabell Huntington Hospital welcomes Scott Mitchell, MD, a board-certified physician specializing in palliative care, to the Medical and Dental Staff.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mrs. West Virginia Fights Cancer with Positivity, Encourages Others with Hope

"In whatever I do, I tell myself that I’m going to do it or die trying." This is the motivation behind the crown that sits atop of Sarah White’s head as she looks around the waiting room filled with fellow patients.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Diagnostic Breast Center Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The ECCC Diagnostic Breast Center has earned the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence recognition from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center is the only one in the Tri-State and only the third in the state of West Virginia.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

CHH Only Hospital in the Tri-State to Earn MRI Breast Accreditation

Cabell Huntington Hospital is the first hospital in the Tri-State region and the fourth in the state of West Virginia to earn a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Friday, October 2, 2015

TrueBeam Linear Accelerator Offers Speed and Accuracy

This versatile and powerful platform allows radiation oncologists to treat challenging cancers throughout the body, while avoiding healthy tissue.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist Joins the Staff

Dr. Paul Finch evaluates, diagnoses, treats and manages children and teens with cancer (leukemia, lymphoma and/or tumors), diseases of the blood cells and bleeding disorders.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Dr. Cheung Conducts 1st IlluminOss Cancer Treatment in US

Felix Cheung, MD, the region's only orthopedic oncologist, performed the first successful surgical treatments in the US using the Lightfix bone stabilization system on two patients with metastatic cancer.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dr. Tirona Discusses Healthy Eating and Cancer

The lifestyle choices we make every day affect our overall health and may have an impact on our risk of developing cancer.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

iHeart Media Donation Helps Uninsured and Underinsured

iHeart Media personalities delivered $3,500 to the ECCC to help uninsured and underinsured women get mammograms.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ECCC & CHH Breast Health Centers Earn NAPBC Accreditation

The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center Diagnostic Breast Center and the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center are the only breast centers in Huntington to earn this accreditation.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ceredo Elementary 4th Graders Donate $1,175 to Good Samaritan Fund

They presented $1,175 to the ECCC for the Good Samaritan Fund, which helps cancer patients with expenses that are incidental to cancer treatment, such as vehicle repairs, lodging and fuel purchases.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ECCC Welcomes Radiation Oncologist Grace Dixon, MD

A radiation oncologist is a doctor who has gone through specialized education and training on the appropriate and safe use of radiation therapy, which is an important part of cancer care.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ECCC Welcomes Fellowship-Trained Cancer Surgeon

Dr. Arrington specializes in performing surgery for a wide range of cancers, including stomach (gastric), colon, liver, pancreas, melanoma, endocrine (thyroid, adrenal) and soft tissue sarcomas.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

ECCC Oncologists Now Seeing Patients at Pleasant Valley Hospital

Dr. Khasawneh and Dr. Pacioles provide care for patients with cancers or blood and bleeding disorders. Their regular presence at PVH offers cancer patients in the Point Pleasant area faster and more direct access to the ECCC’s highly specialized care.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

ECCC Welcomes Fellowship-Trained Women’s Cancer Specialist

Dr. Bou Zgheib, who is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has completed extensive training in gynecologic cancer diagnosis and treatment and minimally invasive surgery, including daVinci® surgery, at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Founding Physician Gerard Oakley, MD, Named Medical Director of ECCC

Gynecologic oncologist Gerard Oakley, MD, has been named medical director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC). He is one of the founding physicians of the ECCC, and he has been caring for patients there since it opened in 2006.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Fellowship-Trained Hematologist/Oncologist Joins ECCC

Dr. Yehuda Lebowicz is an experienced cancer specialist with a special interest in providing care for patients with leukemia, lymphoma or lung cancer, and he is accepting new patients.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fellowship-Trained Oncologist/Hematologist Joins ECCC Staff

Dr. Pacioles specializes in providing care for adults with cancer, blood disorders and cancers in the digestive system. He also has a special interest in geriatric oncology, which is the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in elderly patients.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Prostate Cancer Patient at ECCC Receives Huntington/Tri-State Region’s First Dose of New and Promising Drug

With hopes of easier treatments for his prostate cancer and a longer life, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center patient Douglas Clapper became the Huntington/Tri-State region’s first recipient of the new cancer drug Xofigo®.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Local Cancer Research May Have Worldwide Impact

A technology to help identify the most appropriate chemotherapy for cancer patients has been developed by MU scientists Dr. Pier Paolo Claudio and Dr. Jagan Valluri, in cooperation with the McKown Translational Genomics Research Institute and the ECCC.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ECCC Radiation Oncology Program first in WV to earn ACR Accreditation

The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center has been accredited in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology, the nation's oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

New Manager of Medical/Surgical Oncology Programs at the ECCC

The ECCC is the Huntington/Tri-State region’s most comprehensive cancer center. It is staffed by specialists in radiation oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology and hematology, orthopedic oncology, pediatric oncology, surgical breast oncology, clinical trials and cancer research.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

National Award from the Commission on Cancer

The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 106 facilities out of more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer programs in the US and Puerto Rico to earn this award.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program Welcomes First Class of Physicians

The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) is now home to the Huntington/Tri-State region's only academic training program for physicians specializing in cancer care.

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