ECCC News http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/rss/ Feed showing the most recent news articles published on the ECCC website. Experienced Breast Surgeon Joins Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/experienced-breast-surgeon-joins-edwards-comprehensive-cancer-center/ <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 120px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/Legenza-Mary-MD.jpg" alt="" height="160" width="120"><p class="caption">Mary Legenza, MD</p> </div> <p>Mary Legenza, MD, a longtime breast surgeon in the Tri-State region, has joined Dr. Jack Traylor and the breast cancer team in the Diagnostic Breast Center at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.</p> <p>Dr. Legenza is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and she is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio (University of Toledo) in Toledo, Ohio and completed residency training in general surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is well known throughout the Huntington/Tri-State region for her work treating breast cancer patients. She is now accepting new patients at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please call <span class="phone">304.399.6556</span> for more information or to make an appointment.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:55:21 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/experienced-breast-surgeon-joins-edwards-comprehensive-cancer-center/ Free Women’s Health Screening March 14 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-hosts-free-womens-health-screening-march-14/ <p><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage275407-womens-health.jpg" height="407" width="275" alt="">Women can receive free health screenings March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Free pelvic exams and clinical breast exams will be available for all women over age 21, and pap smears and free mammograms will be available for those who qualify.</p> <p>We appreciate the generosity of physicians who are donating their time to perform the exams, including Joseph Assaley, MD, and Paul Lee, MD, of <a href="http://tristatewomenshealth.com/">Huntington Women's Health</a>; <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/wns/amanda-pauley-md-joins-cabell-huntington-hospital-medical-staff">Amanda Pauley, MD</a> and <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=8]">Gerard Oakley, MD</a>. Pathology services will be provided by University Pathology Services. Free mammograms will be available through the Komen for a Cure affiliate of West Virginia for uninsured or underinsured women who qualify.</p> <p>Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call <span class="phone">304.526.2379</span> to make an appointment. Free valet parking is available.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:51:12 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-hosts-free-womens-health-screening-march-14/ Founding Physician Gerard Oakley, MD, Named Medical Director of ECCC http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/founding-physician-gerard-oakley-md-named-medical-director-of-eccc/ <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 300px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/Oakley-office.jpg" alt="" height="223" width="300"><p class="caption">Dr. Oakley in the clinic.</p> </div> <p>Gerard Oakley, MD, a longtime cancer specialist and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named medical director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Cabell Huntington Hospital.</p> <p>Dr. Oakley is one of the founding physicians of the ECCC, and  he has been caring for patients there since it opened in 2006. In his new role, he will oversee clinical operations for <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=15]">surgical oncology</a>, <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=16]">pediatric oncology</a>, <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=8]">gynecologic oncology</a>, <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=9]">medical oncology</a>,  and <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=10]">radiation oncology</a>. He will also continue to see patients in his clinic and perform surgical procedures.</p> <p>"We realize the great responsibility our patients have entrusted us with, and this is an opportunity to provide for them the best that medicine has to offer in their community, and in a warm and welcoming environment," Dr. Oakley said. "Our goal is to treat every patient as we would want to be treated ourselves; our dream is to deliver successful treatment to all of our patients." </p> <p>During his career, Dr. Oakley has held numerous hospital and academic leadership positions, including Professor and Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; Chair of the Oncology Committee at Cabell Huntington Hospital and President of the Medical Staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital.</p> <p>Dr. Oakley earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan, and he completed his fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.</p> <p>As the region’s most comprehensive cancer center, the ECCC’s services include radiation oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology and hematology, orthopedic oncology, pediatric oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical breast oncology, clinical trials and cancer research― all located on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:49:47 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/founding-physician-gerard-oakley-md-named-medical-director-of-eccc/ Fellowship-Trained Hematologist/Oncologist Joins ECCC http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/new-article-page/ <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 200px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/Yehuda.jpg" alt="" height="300" width="200"><p class="caption">Yehuda Z. Lebowicz, MD</p> </div> <p>Yehuda Z. Lebowicz, MD, a fellowship-trained hematologist/oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in adults, has joined the staff of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Oncological Sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.</p> <p>Dr. Lebowicz earned his medical degree at SUNY in Stony Brook, New York and he completed his residency training in internal medicine and his fellowship training in hematology-oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Lebowicz is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hematology, oncology and internal medicine. </p> <p>Dr. 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. To make an appointment or for more information, please call 304.399.6610.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:01:54 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/new-article-page/ December 2013 Calendar of Events http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/december-2013-calendar-of-events/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage220150-support-group.jpg" height="150" width="220" alt="">Here is the December 2013 Calendar of Events for:</p> <p>• Cabell Huntington Hospital<br>• Hoops Family Children's Hospital, and <br>• the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.</p> <p>Check our <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/">calendar of events</a> for information about a specific event. </p> <p><strong>Surgical Weight Control Support Group:</strong> Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Sharing (gynecologic cancer support group):</strong> Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Sibling Class:</strong> Dec. 3, 5:30 - 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Childbirth Class:</strong> Dec. 7, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group:</strong> Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Ostomy Support Group:</strong> Dec. 11, 6 - 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Evening of Memories:</strong> Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.</p> <p><strong>“Sisters of Hope” Breast Cancer Support Group:</strong> Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. </p> <p><strong>Parkinson's Disease Support Group:</strong> Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Infant CPR Class:</strong> Dec. 17, 6 - 8 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Surgical Weight Control Seminar:</strong> Dec. 17</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:40:29 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/december-2013-calendar-of-events/ Fellowship-Trained Oncologist/Hematologist Joins ECCC Staff http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/fellowship-trained-oncologisthematologist-joins-eccc-staff/ <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 120px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/Pacioles.jpg" alt="" height="160" width="120"><p class="caption">Toni Pacioles, MD</p> </div> <p>Toni Pacioles, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist who provides cancer care and treatment for adult and elderly patients, has joined the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.</p> <p>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. Dr. Pacioles joins a comprehensive and experienced team of medical oncologists and hematologists at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, which offers state-of-the-art technology and clinical trials.</p> <p>Dr. Pacioles earned his medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines. He also completed his fellowship training in geriatric medicine and hematology/oncology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and his residency training in internal medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.</p> <p>Dr. Pacioles is accepting new patients at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. For an appointment or more information, please call <span class="phone">304.399.6610</span>.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:14:55 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/fellowship-trained-oncologisthematologist-joins-eccc-staff/ November 2013 Calendar of Events http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/november-2013-calendar-of-events-/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage240197-race.jpg" height="197" width="240" alt="">Here is the November 2013 Calendar of Events for:</p> <p>• Cabell Huntington Hospital<br>• Hoops Family Children's Hospital, and <br>• the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.</p> <p>Check our <a href="http://www.cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/">calendar of events</a> for information about a specific event.</p> <p><strong>Diabetes Support Group</strong> - November 11</p> <p><strong>Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group</strong> - November 12</p> <p><strong>Baby Care Class</strong> - November 12</p> <p><strong>COPD Awareness Event</strong> - November 13</p> <p><strong>Ostomy Support Group</strong> - November 13</p> <p><strong>Sisters of Hope (Breast Cancer Support Group)</strong> - November 18</p> <p><strong>Better Breathers Support Group</strong> - November 19</p> <p><strong>Parkinson's Disease Support Group</strong> - November 19</p> <p><strong>Infant CPR Class</strong> - November 19</p> <p><strong>Epilepsy Awareness Event</strong> - November 19</p> <p><strong>Epilepsy Support Group Meeting</strong> - November 19</p> <p><strong>Stroke Recovery &amp; Support Group</strong> - November 25</p> <p><strong>Surgical Weight Control Seminar</strong> - November 26</p> <p><strong>Breastfeeding Class</strong>- November 26</p> <p>For details, check <a href="http://www.cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/">our calendar</a>.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:31:55 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/november-2013-calendar-of-events-/ ECCC & CHH Breast Cancer Events & Screenings http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-and-chh-breast-cancer-events-and-screenings/ <p><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage300231-BC-screen.jpg" alt="BC screen" height="231" width="300">Think pink and go green this October as the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) recognize national Breast Cancer Awareness Month with events, special displays and free screening opportunities to encourage all women to get their mammograms. </p> <p>In addition to on-campus events, the Huntington Mall is decorated in pink mammogram reminders, and is hosting a special fashion show and breast health information event on October 5. The Cabell Huntington Hospital <a href="http://www.cabellhuntington.org/services/breast-health/">Breast Health Center</a> will offer expanded hours throughout October, and survivors will be honored and recognized throughout the month. Events sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center include:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[file_link,id=253]" target="_blank"><strong>5th Annual Breast Cancer Basics &amp; Beyond</strong></a> (for healthcare providers) <br>Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. <br>Harless Auditorium on the ECCC/CHH campus <br>To register: <span class="phone">304-526-2271</span></li> <li><strong>Think Pink Fashion Show/Breast Health Event<br></strong>Saturday, October 5, 1 p.m.<br>Huntington Mall</li> <li><strong>Brunch at Tiffany's<br></strong>A free brunch and educational event for uninsured or underinsured women, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the CHH Breast Health Center. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. <br>Sunday, October 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.<br>Medical Center Atrium on the CHH campus <br>RSVP required: <span class="phone">304-526-2440</span></li> <li><strong>Breast Cancer Survivors' Dinner<br></strong>Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 p.m.<br>New Baptist Church in Huntington <br>RSVP required: <span class="phone">304-526-2440</span></li> <li><strong>Free Clinical Breast Exams/Breast Cancer Screening</strong><br>Friday, October 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.<br>Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center<br>Call <span class="phone">304-526-2440</span> for an appointment.</li> <li><strong>Sisters of Hope Breast Cancer Support Group<br></strong>Monday, October 21, 5:30 p.m.<br>Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center<br>New members are always welcome: <span class="phone">304-526-2443</span></li> <li><strong>Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk</strong><br>Saturday, October 26, 7:30 a.m. to register/ 9 a.m. to race <br><a href="http://www.cabellhuntington.org/news/wns/colors-of-cancer-5k-run-walk-oct-26/">This event</a> honors and supports people with cancer of any kind. A memorial balloon release will take place at the conclusion of the race. Ritter Park, Huntington<br>Register at www.tristateracer.com or call <span class="phone">304-399-6742</span> for more information.</li> </ul><p><a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[file_link,id=252]" target="_blank">Download printable calendar.</a></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:20 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-and-chh-breast-cancer-events-and-screenings/ Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk Oct. 26 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/colors-of-cancer-5k-run-walk/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/colors-of-cancer-brochure.jpg" alt="Colors of Cancer" height="339" width="153">One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and the other two will know someone who is. We often show support for loved ones by wearing ribbons in colors that represent particular kinds of cancer. Although the type of cancer that affects each of us may be different, we are united in honoring and supporting people with cancer.</p> <p>The Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk is an opportunity to work together to build awareness, offer encouragement and raise funds to beat cancer. You’re invited to wear any and all of the colors of cancer (the wilder, the better) to the event to symbolize our unity of purpose and celebrate survivors.</p> <p>Proceeds from the race will be used to assist patients receiving care at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funds may be directed to benefit patients receiving care for specific cancers by using the selections provided on the registration panel of the <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[file_link,id=246]" target="_blank">brochure</a>. <a href="http://www.tristateracer.com/RaceDirector/race.php?RaceID=917">Register a group of family and friends online</a>, and join us as we unite to raise money, offer encouragement and celebrate cancer survivors!</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:56:55 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/colors-of-cancer-5k-run-walk/ Prostate Cancer Patient at ECCC Receives Huntington/Tri-State Region’s First Dose of New and Promising Drug http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/prostate-cancer-patient-receives-first-dose-of-new-drug/ <p><strong>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®.</strong></p> <div class="captionImage right" style="width: 412px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/xofigo-patient-02.jpg" alt="xofigo patient 02" height="290" width="412"><p class="caption">ECCC radiation oncologist Dr. Andrew Freeman (right) and Tina Shoemaker, chief nuclear medicine technologist at Cabell Huntington Hospital (left) prepare Douglas Clapper of Huntington to receive the Huntington/Tri-State region's first dose of Xofigo®, a promising new drug to treat prostate cancer.</p> </div> <p>Radiation oncologist Andrew Freeman, MD, administered the first dose of the intravenous (IV) drug to Clapper during an afternoon appointment Tuesday at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The treatment is significant because Xofigo, also known as radium-223, is a revolutionary cancer drug approved in May by the United States Food and Drug Administration and already showing great promise for patients. It is useful specifically for patients with prostate cancer that has moved to the bones, and it has already proven to be the only therapy available to improve overall survival while also treating the pain caused by metastatic prostate cancer.</p> <p>“Xofigo gives us a new and exciting option that is not chemotherapy for men with metastatic prostate cancer,” Dr. Freeman said. “It not only improves survival, it also improves quality of life related to their cancer pain and causes few side effects. This new treatment is very novel in that the radiation targets the cancer causing damage to the bone.”</p> <p>Clapper will receive a total of six treatments with one occurring every four weeks. The treatment takes about a minute to complete, making it convenient compared to other options.</p> <p>“Having Xofigo available to our patients demonstrates the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality care available not only in the Tri-State area, but on par with the leading cancer centers in the country,” said Dr. Aamir Hussain, a radiation oncologist at the ECCC. “The drug specifically targets the disease in the bone by mimicking calcium, thereby sparing healthy tissues and reducing side effects in other organs.”</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:08:47 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/prostate-cancer-patient-receives-first-dose-of-new-drug/