News & Events
Events for February 2016
TrueBeam Linear Accelerator Offers Speed & Accuracy
This versatile and powerful platform allows radiation oncologists to treat challenging cancers throughout the body, while avoiding healthy tissue.
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.
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.
Dr. Tirona Discusses Healthy Eating & Cancer
The lifestyle choices we make every day affect our overall health and may have an impact on our risk of developing cancer
iHeart Media Donation Helps Uninsured and Underinsured
iHeart Media personalities delivered $3,500 to the ECCC to help uninsured and underinsured women get mammograms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mohamad K. Khasawneh, MD, joins medical oncology/hematology team
The ECCC and the MUSOM welcome Mohamad K. Khasawneh, MD, a fellowship-trained medical oncologist and hematologist, to the medical staff and the comprehensive cancer program.
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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