Marshall University to establish oncology department

November 21, 2019

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is setting up a new oncology department.

The West Virginia college on Thursday announced it will establish a dedicated department of oncology at the start of 2020. The move is intended to strengthen cancer health care services and research in the area.

Urologic oncologist James C. Jensen will chair the new department. Jensen joined Marshall in 2006 and is the medical director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, a partnership between the college’s school of medicine and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

More than a dozen oncology specialists already working at the college will come together when the oncology department is formed.