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Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Hold Annual Fall Cancer Conference in Morgantown

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The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center held the 23rd annual Fall Cancer Conference in Morgantown Friday.

The conference brings groups like the West Virginia Oncologist Society together to discuss cancer treatments.

The oncologist society has been working the last five years on a clinical trials network and will be bringing experimental cancer trials to West Virginians.

"The important thing is that the West Virginia Clinical Trials Network can offer state of the art treatment to our patients without sending them out of state," said Arvind Shah, an oncologist.

"Cancer nowadays is treated in a team environment, and that's reflected in the 200 plus people in our audience. There is physicians, obviously, but nurses, pharmacists, social workers, other people that are involved in laboratory science, radiation therapy, pathology, radiology. So there's a lot of different disciplines that come together to treat a serious disease like cancer," said William Petros, of Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

The conference helps find the best ways to treat patients.