In 2017, the WVUM Cancer Institute embarked on a mission of expansion and advancement to address West Virginia’s critical and increasing cancer burden. This mission involved a vigorous and comprehensive investigation into the specific needs of the people of the state, a state with some of the nations’ highest rates of obesity and tobacco use.
The insights gained from this investigation have led to the implementation of new screening practices for common types of cancers seen in West Virginia. It was also determined that in order to fully serve the needs of the people of West Virginia, additional staff and specialty services needed to be added to reduce the need for patients to travel out of state to seek care.
WVU Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (MBRCC) is the premier facility in the WVU Cancer Institute system of care centers. As the flagship of the Cancer Institute’s mission, it provides mammography, infusion therapy, and radiation oncology to a full range of oncological specialties in a patient-centered, family-friendly environment. MBRCC also serves as the home for West Virginia University’s Clinical Research Unit which gives patients the opportunity to participate in advanced clinical trials, immune-based therapies, and other experimental treatments.
The recent 44,000 square feet of renovations include waiting/reception spaces, a new USP 800-compliant pharmacy, a 16,000 SF outpatient clinic, infusion spaces, physician offices, and multidisciplinary collaboration spaces.