This is where…
We Beat Your Cancer

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This Is Where…
You find the Heart of Cancer Care

At the WVU Medicine United Hospital Center’s Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center, you will have access to the latest cancer treatments and care from our team of trusted doctors, nurse navigators and staff. Located in Bridgeport, West Virginia, we have decades of experience treating all adult cancers. We are committed to your comfort–everything you need to achieve the best possible outcome.

The United Hospital Cancer Center is recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Comprehensive Cancer Program for excellence in all areas.

About the Cancer Center

Linda S. Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN & Dr. Jeffrey Madden, MD Welcome you to UHC’s Cancer Center


We Treat All Adult Cancers

At UHC, we treat all adult cancers using the area’s leading technology. We know that each cancer is unique, that’s why we offer specific treatments based on your needs.


Head & Neck

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Oral Cavity & Larynx
  • Esophagus
  • Thyroid


Lymphatic & Blood

  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Leukemia


Bone & Myeloma

  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Bone



Digestive & Bowel

  • Esophageal and Stomach
  • Small Intestines
  • Large Intestines
  • Colon and Rectal



  • Tracheal
  • Lung
  • Bronchial


Organ Specific

  • Liver
  • Pancreatic
  • Kidney
  • Bladder


Female Specific

  • Breast
  • Ovarian
  • Uterian
  • Cervical


Male Specific

  • Prostate
  • Testicular



  • Skin


Screenings Can Save Your Life!

Screenings aid in the survivorship of certain cancers by detecting them when they are most likely to be curable.

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This Is Where…
You’ll Find Screenings And Support.


WVU Medicine United Hospital Center’s Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center sponsors support groups for patients and families in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. In addition, community-wide cancer screenings and education programs are held throughout the year.

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Cancer Treatments We Provide

At United Hospital Center, you can stay close to home while benefiting from state-of-the-art technology and treatment. By working closely with our oncology specialists, a treatment plan tailored to your stage of cancer will be recommended. The three primary treatment options are surgery, chemotherapy/biotherapy, and radiation.

Surgical Approaches

Surgery can be used in various parts of the cancer process, from biopsy for determining a diagnosis to curing cancer. Surgical removal depends on the type, size, location, grade and stage of tumor as well as medical history.
Learn About Surgery


Watch General Surgeon, Dr. Carl R. Fischer, III
explain the roles of surgery in cancer treatment.
/ Biotherapy

Chemotherapy drugs, given intravenously or orally, are used to treat cancer that has spread throughout the body, cancer that has been removed or cancer that cannot be treated with surgery.Learn About Chemotherapy / Biotherapy

Watch Medical Oncologist, Dr. Paul M. Brager explain the types of chemotherapy used in cancer treatment.
Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is used to treat breast, lung, prostate, head and neck, cervix, ovary and uterus cancers. Therapies include External Beam Radiation Therapy, Brachy Therapy and Superficial X-Rays.
Learn About Radiation Therapy


Watch Radiation Oncologist, Michael A. Stewart discuss the types of cancer radiation therapy treats.
Clinical Trials

Cancer care across the country is changing. More clinical trials are opening across the country that give insight towards new pathways to take when  treating cancer.
Learn About Clinical Trials


Watch Oncology Specialist, Dr. Salman S. Osman discuss clinical trials at the Cancer Center.



We Are in This Journey Together



You are not alone, our nurse navigators are here to guide and support you. Navigate the journey through cancer with the region’s only Cancer Patient Navigator Program.

Meet Your Nurse Navigators

Watch Patient Testimonials


“I would definitely recommend going to a cancer center with a nurse navigator. Peggy, our nurse navigator, was very helpful. She was super – couldn’t ask for anybody better. She was awesome.”


Together with our oncologists, nurse navigators, nutritionists, and radiographic teams, we offer treatment for all adult cancers.


This is Why…
You Can Trust UHC

Cancer care is as unique as you. Thats why our team of trusted oncology specialists will build the treatment plan that fits your needs.

Meet the Oncologists


“Communication between patients, physicians and the patient’s family members is important, before, during and after treatments to discuss, how well it worked and all along the journey as key decisions are made.”
Yaser Homsi, MD : Oncology/Hematology
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How to Get a Referral From Your Doctor

Not sure where to get started? We would love to help you talk with your doctor to start the referral process. Call (681)342-1843 to get started or ask questions, remember we’re in this journey together.

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UHC News & Events

Look Good…
Feel Better

When: Monday, May 8 | 1-3 p.m.

Classroom 1

Fee: Free
To register or for information, contact Maggie Lowther at (681) 342-1804.

Men’s Health Event

When: Tuesday, May 16 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Family Medicine Center located on the fifth floor of the Physicians Office Building (POB) next to the new UHC.

Fee: No cost to participant
Registration: Pre-Registration Required
Call (681) 342-1804 for more information.

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