Ovarian Cancer Initiative
West Virginia’s Ovarian Cancer Initiative, “Reaching Out”, is operated and directed by the Marshall University School of Medicine for the West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program and in conjunction with the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition.
Ovarian cancer was the sixth leading cause of cancer incidence and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality for women in WV during the years of 1998-2002. Cancer of the ovary was diagnosed at a regional or distant state in 68% of cases during 1999-2003 when the cancer is most difficult to treat.
For more information on WV’s Ovarian Cancer Initiative, please contact Caroline Schlatt at (740) 451-1374.