Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center gets new leader

By Emily Corio
ecorio@wvpubcast.org

The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at WVU has a new director.  Doctor Scot Remick will head the cancer treatment center in Morgantown.  WVU President David Hardesty welcomed Remick at a press conference Thursday and announced a 50-million dollar investment in the cancer center.

David Hardesty: “WVU Hospitals is building a $23 million expansion to the existing cancer center that will actually double the size of its research and patient care facilities.  The School of Medicine and the Hospital are jointly funding a $25 million plan to expand clinical and research faculty.  The total with the private gifts we anticipate will be well over $450 million.”

WVU will add at least a dozen research positions as a result of the new funding. Doctor Remick was the associate director of clinical research at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in Cleveland before accepting the job in Morgantown.

Scot Remick: “My wife and I want to come to Morgantown to help you on your mission to grow your cancer center, and the ingredients are all here for us to have fun.  There are going to be a lot of challenges, there are a lot of things we have to do, and we’re going to do them well.  And we’re going to do them well with your support.  And we’re going to work with the institution leadership to really reach out, not only to the folks in Morgantown and the region, but throughout the state.”

The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center has treated people from all 55 counties in West Virginia and surrounding states.  The Center is located next door to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

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