May Cancer Summit
Health Equity Approaches in Cancer Screening
May 18, 2023
9:00am - 3:30pm
Embassy Suites - Charleston, WV
Cancer Data & Resources
The West Virginia Cancer Plan serves as a framework for addressing cancer in the Mountain State.
The Cancer Plan enhances communication throughout the state’s cancer community, maximizes limited resources, identifies gaps in services, decreases duplication of efforts, and identifies common challenges in the fight against cancer.
Cancer Resource Guide
The WV Cancer Resource Guide provides the most sought-after resources for cancer survivors — food pantries, financial assistance, support groups, and transpotation 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
This podcast is for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
The Living Beyond Cancer podcast series is created at the WVU Cancer Institute in collaboration with Mountains of Hope, the state’s cancer coalition, Cancer Prevention and Control, and the Bridge to Survivorship Program.
Cancer Information, Toolkits & Other Resources
Cancer in the US
- American Cancer Society
- National Breast Cancer Roundtable
- National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
- National HPV Vaccination Roundtable
- National Lung Cancer Roundtable
- National Naviation Roundtable
- National Roundtable on Cervical Cancer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Cancer Institute
National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Visit the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program webpage to learn more about the CDC grant the supports the efforts of Mountains of Hope.
Toolkits & Other Resources
Pink & Pearl – In 2022, the WVU Cancer Institute and Mountains of Hope (MOH), the state’s cancer coalition, partnered to promote both breast and lung cancer awareness in October and November. Originally developed in Tennessee, the Pink and Pearl Campaign focuses on bringing awareness to the prevalence of screening options and the prevalence of breast and lung cancer throughout West Virginia and the surrounding areas.
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 – An MOH-led collaborative media campaign to address cancer-related health disparities in West Virginia’s LGBTQ population.
George Washington Cancer Center – These toolkits contain 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
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.
Mary Ellen Conn, MS
Assistant Director, Cancer Prevention and Control
Program Director, WV Cancer Control Collaborative Partnership and Mountains of Hope Coalition
WVU Cancer Institute
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