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The 2017 West Virginia Cancer Burden Report reflects a collaborative effort between the office of Cancer Prevention
and Control at the WVU Cancer Institute and the West Virginia Cancer Registry. We continue to partner together to
better serve our state, maximize resources, build on the inherent strengths of staff, and generate a user-friendly
document. Inside this edition, you will find the usual updates on incidence and mortality, but you will also discover
highlighted cancers – breast, cervical, lung, colorectal (also known as colon and rectum) and a new section on HPV associated cancers. There are summaries, one page info-graphics, and WV resource pages to address these cancers. We
also included a Frequently Asked Questions section that defines confusing terms and showcases Mountains of Hope,
our statewide Cancer Coalition. We encourage everyone to consider joining this organization and assisting in the
implementation of the WV Cancer Plan.  This report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancers diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2010 to 2014. The purpose of the report is to provide WV cancer data to cancer prevention and control partners, researchers, policy makers, and the public

We acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Program of Cancer Registries for its support of the West Virginia Cancer Registry staff. This report was also supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under PHHSBG #NB01OT009134-01-01.
The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This report is made possible thanks to the efforts of the WVCR staff, personnel at reporting facilities that see cancer patients throughout West Virginia, and the employees at other state central cancer registries who provided incidence data for this report.