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The Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/colors-of-cancer-2015/ <table style="width: 180px;" align="right" border="0" cellpadding="2"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: right; padding: 0 0 10px 20px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/Home-Page/COC9-web.jpg" alt="" height="102" width="170"></td> </tr><tr><td style="text-align: right; padding: 0 0 10px 20px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/Home-Page/COC11-web.jpg" alt="" height="101" width="170"></td> </tr><tr><td style="text-align: right; padding: 0 0 10px 20px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/Home-Page/COC8-web.jpg" alt="" height="101" width="170"></td> </tr><tr><td style="text-align: right; padding: 0 0 10px 20px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/Home-Page/COC12-web.jpg" alt="" height="102" width="170"></td> </tr><tr><td style="text-align: right; padding: 0 0 10px 20px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/Home-Page/COC10-web.jpg" alt="" height="101" width="170"></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>Upon diagnosis, the colors of cancer become the colors of courage. We encourage friends and loved ones with cancer to be fearless in the fight by wearing ribbons in colors that represent particular kinds of cancer.</p> <p>The <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[file_link,id=521]" target="_blank">Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk</a> is a unique opportunity to unite in honoring and supporting everyone with cancer by offering encouragement and raising funds for cancer awareness and treatment. To symbolize our unity of purpose and celebrate survivors, you're invited to wear any and all of the colors of cancer (the wilder, the better) to the event.</p> <ul><li>When: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015</li> <li>Where: Pullman Square, Huntington, WV</li> <li>Cost: $25, with T-shirts guaranteed if registered by Sept. 15</li> </ul><p>This is the third year the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) is hosting a Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk; please invite co-workers, church members, friends and family to participate so that it will grow each year. Proceeds from the race are used to assist patients receiving care at the ECCC.</p> <p>Funds may be directed to benefit patients receiving care for specific cancers by using the selections provided on the registration panel of the brochure. You can <a href="http://www.tristateracer.com/RaceDirector/race.php?RaceID=7513">register online</a> or by mailing in the registration panel of the brochure, and join us as we unite to raise money, offer encouragement and celebrate cancer survivors!</p> <p>Questions? Please contact Shawn Jordan at <span class="phone">304.399.6742</span> or <a href="mailto:Shawn.Jordan@chhi.org">Shawn.Jordan@chhi.org</a>.</p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:47:05 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/colors-of-cancer-2015/ Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist Joins the Staff http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/pediatric-oncologisthematologist-joins-the-staff/ <div class="captionImage right" style="width: 162px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage162226-Finch-Paul-web.jpg" alt="Finch Paul web" height="226" width="162"><p class="caption">Paul Finch, MD</p> </div> <p>Paul Finch, MD, a physician specializing in <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=16]">pediatric oncology/hematology</a>, has been welcomed to the Medical &amp; Dental Staff of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital. Pediatric hematologists/oncologists evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage children and teens with cancer (leukemia, lymphoma and/or tumors), diseases of the blood cells and bleeding disorders. <br><br>Dr. Finch earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.<br><br>Dr. Finch provides care to children undergoing cancer treatment at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus. He is welcoming new patients and referrals. Please call <span class="phone">304.399.6503</span> for an appointment or to learn more.</p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:52:55 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/pediatric-oncologisthematologist-joins-the-staff/ Dr. Cheung Conducts 1st IlluminOss Cancer Treatment in US http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/dr.-cheung-conducts-1st-illuminoss-cancer-treatment-in-us-/ <div class="captionImage right" style="width: 349px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage349217-illuminoss-techniek.jpg" alt="" height="217" width="349"><p class="caption">Lightfix, IlluminOss’ Bone Stabilization Technology</p> </div> <p>A collaboration among Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the Marshall Clinical Research Center and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) has resulted in the successful treatment of the first two patients in the US using an innovative bone-stabilization device. Both patients were diagnosed with metastatic cancer and had a pathologic fracture of the humerus.</p> <p>These institutions are working in conjunction with IlluminOss Medical, a medical device company focused on minimally invasive orthopedic fracture repair, as part of its US Lightfix clinical trial for the treatment of impending and pathologic fractures in the humerus due to metastatic carcinoma.</p> <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 175px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage200250-Cheung-web.jpg" alt="" height="250" width="200"><p class="caption">Felix Cheung, MD</p> </div> <p>The surgeries were performed by Felix Cheung, MD, chief of the division of orthopaedic oncology at the School of Medicine and the region's only orthopedic oncologist. Dr. Cheung, who practices at the ECCC, is an orthopedic surgeon who received fellowship training in musculoskeletal oncology at Harvard.</p> <p>“We are excited for the opportunity to be the first clinical site in the US to apply IlluminOss’ technology to the treatment of a patient with a complex fracture, and the results have been remarkable,” said Cheung. “The patients were completely stable following the procedure and reported little to no discomfort. Having seen firsthand how effective the IlluminOss System is, I believe the benefits it provides to both the surgeon and the patient have the potential to make it a true game-changer in the way fracture repair can be approached.”</p> <div class="captionImage right" style="width: 175px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage200250-shuler.jpg" alt="" height="250" width="200"><p class="caption">Franklin Shuler, MD, PhD</p> </div> <p>Assisting Cheung was Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD, associate professor and vice chair of research in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the School of Medicine. Gene DiPoto, senior vice president of research and development at IlluminOss Medical, worked closely with Cheung and his team to facilitate the successful surgeries. </p> <p>The IlluminOss System has proven successful in the treatment of more than a thousand patients in Europe, where it has been in clinical use since 2010.  Patient benefits observed from the use of the IlluminOss product include smaller incisions, shorter procedure times, and more rapid post-procedure patient mobility with reduced hospital stays and lower complication rates. In many cases it allows the patient to get back to daily activities more quickly without the hindrance of a hard cast.</p> <p>This clinical trial is underway at surgical centers across the country and is currently enrolling patients.  For additional information, please go to <a href="https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/">www.clinicaltrials.gov</a> and enter NCT 02338492 in the search bar.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:20:10 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/dr.-cheung-conducts-1st-illuminoss-cancer-treatment-in-us-/ Salute to Survivors June 7 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/salute-to-survivors-june-7/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/SD-salute.jpg" alt="" height="177" width="300">All survivors and their immediate family members are invited to join staff and physicians from the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Sunday, June 7, for a “Salute to Survivors." The event includes free lunch, music, games and activities with a patriotic theme on the parking lot in front of the cancer center. Survivors are invited to help decorate the Survivors’ Day banner and to share their personal stories of hope.</p> <h3>Schedule of Events</h3> <p>12:30 p.m. Flag ceremony <br>12:40 p.m. Invocation<br>1 p.m. Barbershop quartet &amp; lunch, entertainment, games and activities<br>2 p.m. Survivor group picture</p> <p>RSVPs are required by calling 304.399.6500.<br><br>National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life. The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of more than 700 worldwide participants in this celebration.</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:49:07 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/salute-to-survivors-june-7/ June 2015 Events http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/june-2015-events/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://cabellhuntington.org/assets/Images/WNS/Content/meeting1a.jpg" alt="" height="195" width="300">Special events and classes help us learn from the experts about health issues. Support groups offer the opportunity to learn from health professionals and each other about a condition and its symptoms and treatment.<br><br>Connecting with others in a similar situation enables you to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!<br><br>All of our support groups are free, and most take place on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus. Special events are free unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome, and in most cases, there's no need to register in advance. For details about upcoming events, please see our <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/">calendar page</a>.<br><br>For more information, please call <span class="phone">304.399.6854</span>.</p> Fri, 29 May 2015 15:37:28 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/june-2015-events/ Free Women's Health Screening May 1 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/free-womens-health-screening/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage250213-Womens-health-cervical-screening.jpg" alt="" height="213" width="250">Free cervical cancer screenings for women 21 and over Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Free Pap smear and mammogram for those who qualify. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Please call <span class="phone">304.526.2440.</span><br><br>Exams are provided by physicians from Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Huntington Women’s Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Pathology services are provided by University Pathology Services.<br><br>We appreciate the participation of Gerard Oakley, MD; Nadim Bou Zgheib, MD; Stephen Feaster, MD; Paul Lee, MD; Joseph Assaley, MD and Jessica Granger, MD.</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:32:28 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/free-womens-health-screening/ April 2015 Events on Campus http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/april-2015-events-on-campus/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/calendar.jpg" alt="" height="200" width="300">Special events and classes help us learn from the experts about health issues. Support groups offer the opportunity to learn from health professionals and each other about a condition and its symptoms and treatment.</p> <p>Connecting with others in a similar situation enables you to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!<br><br>All of our support groups are free, and most take place on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus. Special events are free unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome, and in most cases, there's no need to register in advance. For details about upcoming events, please see our <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/">calendar page</a>.</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:28:59 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/april-2015-events-on-campus/ Dr. Tirona Discusses Healthy Eating & Cancer http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/dr.-tirona/ <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 120px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://huntingtons-kitchen.org/assets/Images/Content/Tirona.jpg" alt="" height="180" width="120"><p class="caption">Maria Tirona, MD</p> </div> <p class="Pa1"><a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=9]">Medical oncologist</a> Maria R. Tirona, MD, will be the featured speaker for the April <em>Healthy Living Series</em> at Huntington’s Kitchen. The discussion will focus on healthy eating and healthy habits to help lower cancer risk, and the presentation will include a food preparation demonstration and a light dinner, with a focus on nutritious foods.</p> <p>When: 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015</p> <p class="Pa1">Where: Huntington's Kitchen at 911 Third Avenue in Huntington, WV<br><br>Admission is free. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Please <a href="http://huntingtons-kitchen.org/classes/">register online</a> or by calling Huntington’s Kitchen at <span class="phone">304.522.0887</span>.<br><br><em>Cabell Huntington Hospital's Healthy Living Series offers a variety of health and wellness information presented by a different physician each month. These free presentations take place at Huntington's Kitchenon the first Tuesday of the month.</em></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:31:49 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/dr.-tirona/ Closures & Schedule Changes for March 5, 2015 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/schedule-changes-for-thursday-march-5/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/snow-shovel.jpg" alt="" height="300" width="200"></p> <p>Today’s inclement weather has caused Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH), the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC), Hoops Family Children's Hospital (HFCH) and their satellite facilities to make changes in operating hours for Thursday, March 5, 2015.</p> <h3>CLOSED</h3> <ul><li>CHH Family Urgent Care Center</li> <li>CHH Family Medical Center - Barboursville</li> <li>CHH Family Medical Center - Kenova</li> <li>CHH Family Medical Center - Proctorville</li> <li>Women’s and Family Medical Center - Huntington</li> <li>Cabell Pediatrics</li> <li>Huntington Women’s Health (Drs. Joseph Assaley, Paul Lee and Jessica Granger)</li> <li>Center for Wound Healing</li> <li>Center for Lung Health</li> <li>Huntington’s Kitchen (all classes for today are canceled)</li> <li>Cook Eye Center</li> </ul><h3>DELAYED</h3> <ul><li>CHH Center for Surgical Weight Control – Opening at 10 a.m.</li> <li>ECCC Adult Oncology – Opening at 10 a.m.</li> <li>ECCC Adult Infusion – Opening at 10 a.m.</li> <li>ECCC Surgical Oncology Clinics – Opening noon</li> <li>ECCC Diagnostic Breast Center   - Opening at noon</li> <li>CHH Breast Health Center – Opening at noon</li> </ul><h3>PLEASE NOTE:</h3> <p>ECCC Radiation Oncology and ECCC Pediatric Oncology will operate on a normal schedule today.</p> <p>For questions about appointments at locations not listed, please call the office directly.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:44:44 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/schedule-changes-for-thursday-march-5/ March 2015 Events on Campus http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/march-2015-events-on-campus/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/support-1.jpg" alt="" height="157" width="200">Classes and special events help us learn from the experts about health issues. Support groups offer the opportunity to learn from experts and each other about a condition and its symptoms and treatment. Connecting with others in a similar situation enables you to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!<br><br>All of our support groups are free, and most take place on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus. Everyone is welcome and there's no need to register in advance. For details about upcoming special events and support group meetings, see our <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/"><span class="ss-broken">calendar page</span></a>.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:26:01 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/march-2015-events-on-campus/