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Cancer Data & Resources

Cancer Plan

The West Virginia Cancer Plan serves as a framework for addressing cancer in the Mountain State.

The Cancer Plan outlines strategies for cancer control and is designed to help:

  • Health care systems and providers
  • Businesses and employers
  • Policy makers
  • Community and faith-based organizations
  • Public health advocates
  • All West Virginians wanting to improve cancer health outcomes

Cancer Resource Guide

The WV Cancer Resource Guide provides the most sought-after resources for cancer survivors — food pantries, financial assistance, support groups, and transportation in one easy-to-use digital library.

Visit the website and use the drop-down menus to select the type of support and county you are interested in.

Living Beyond Cancer Podcast

Living with and beyond cancer can be challenging.

The Living Beyond Cancer Podcast is for people currently receiving cancer treatment, those who have completed treatment, and their caregivers.

Cancer Information, Toolkits & Other Resources

West Virginia Data Briefs

National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Visit the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program webpage to learn more about how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports the efforts of Mountains of Hope and other state cancer coalitions.

NCCCP Webpage

Toolkits & Other Resources

Cancer Awareness Toolkit

Mountains of Hope has partnered with WVU Cancer Institute to create toolkits that focus on breast, lung, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancers. These toolkits are useful for for patients, health professionals, healthcare organizations, hospitals, community organizations, faith communities, and survivorship groups. They include valuable information about prevention and screening efforts for their respective cancers. These resources are helpful in promoting and increasing cancer awareness.

Within the toolkit are items designed to help participating organizations reach their specific audience quickly and efficiently.

Take Pride in Your Health, WV Campaign – Curated YouTube Playlist

A collaborative media campaign to address cancer-related health disparities in West Virginia’s LGBTQ+ population.

George Washington Cancer Center

Cancer awareness month toolkits with evidence-informed communication strategies, pre-written Tweets and Facebook posts, and other awareness-related tools and resources.

Mountains of Hope Meeting Recordings

July 2022: Panel Discussion: Genetics in the Cancer Continuum

February 2022: Quality of Life for Childhood Cancer Survivors

November 2021: Building Bridges Between Policy, Early Detection, and Treatment of Lung Cancer

July 2021: Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

April 2021: Approaches to Increasing Colorectal Screening in WV

January 2021: Improving Cancer Care in WV

November 2020: Cancer in the Legislature

July 2020: Cancer Disparities in WV and 5 Strategies to Engage LGBTQ+ Patients

May 2020:

Providing Oral Healthcare Coverage in Cancer Care

Cancer Related Oral Healthcare Coverage White Paper

Proactive coverage for medically necessary oral health services can:
-Improve cancer survival rates.
-Reduce post‐treatment disability caused by cancer or cancer treatment side effects.
-Improve cancer survivors’ lifetime earnings by increasing their ability to afford treatments that allow them to return to work without diminished productivity.
-Reduce debilitating out-of-pocket expenses related to cancer treatment for cancer survivors, their families, and the everyday taxpayer.
-Reduce private-payer and state‐funded insurance costs for health care services associated with cancer treatment complications and the long‐term costs of chronic disease management.

Contact Us

Lauren Wright, DSL, MPH

Program Coordinator, Cancer Prevention and Control
WV Cancer Control Collaborative Partnership and Mountains of Hope Coalition
WVU Cancer Institute

Phone: 304-293-0632
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