June 19, 2018

W.Va. to recieve nearly $3 million for cancer prevention programs | Beckley Register-Herald

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will receive nearly $3 million in funding for cancer prevention and control programs.

The funding is being provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"One in eight West Virginians will suffer from cancer during their lifetime," said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. "The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources does important work in maintaining the state's cancer registry and conducting breast and cervical cancer screenings in underserved communities."

He said he's glad to see the investment in West Virginia cancer prevention.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said through personal experience or through a family member or friend, "Nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer at some point."

She continued, "It's important that we continue to support research and prevention efforts that can help us fight back against this devastating disease. I am thrilled to see this funding come to West Virginia, and I will continue to push for critical resources to aid in the fight against cancer."

By:  Wendy Holdren