Friday, February 3, 2017
VOTE NOW for Coach Huggins in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge
Friday, January 13, 2017
Patrick Thomas, a WVU Cancer Institute undergraduate cancer researcher, has been selected to present his work at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on February 24. The title of the poster he will share with lawmakers is The Bone Marrow Microenvironment Causes Metabolic Changes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This research outlines how ALL tumor populations that enter the bone marrow microenvironment and become resistant to chemotherapy have an elevated glucose metabolism, and proposes tactics for sensitizing this population.
Monday, January 9, 2017
In a collaborative effort, the Offices of Research, Global Affairs and the Energy Institute are pleased to announce an internal seed funding program to encourage research with an international dimension. For the first program year, the selected topical area will be energy. This includes projects that are exclusively energy and those with a partial emphasis on energy, examples include: energy/water; energy/food; energy policy/law or energy finance/management, and energy security. Our intention is to provide funding, awarded on a competitive basis, as a stepping stone to transition the international research effort to sustained external support.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Friday, November 11, 2016
Earlier this year when Mary J.C. Hendrix was named president of Shepherd University, she had a critical decision to make: To shut down her research laboratory at Northwestern University or relocate her groundbreaking cancer research closer to Shepherd. The answer came in a unique partnership with West Virginia University, a major R1 research university 150 miles to the west of Shepherd. Thanks to sophisticated Skype technology, Hendrix and her laboratory are able to resume daily research interactions.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
New research, published this week in Laboratory Investigation (Nature Publishing Group) may hold the key a challenging problem in cancer treatment. The investigation was an international effort led by Mary J.C. Hendrix, president of Shepherd University; her laboratory partners at West Virginia University, Richard Seftor, Elisabeth Seftor and Naira Margaryan; and a team of collaborators in Chicago, Boston and Australia. The research team studies a protein long known to be active in embryonic development, called Nodal, that also has a critical role in aggressive human cancer.
Monday, October 17, 2016
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has committed $25MM in new funding to Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. At today’s White House event, the Foundation announced new partnerships with the WVU Cancer Institute and three additional partners to develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative model of comprehensive, coordinated care to better meet the needs of lung cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The general public will have an opportunity to learn about the variety of cancer research underway at West Virginia University and the WVU Cancer Institute during an “Evening of Science” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wed., August 31 at the WVU Media Innovation Center in Evandale Crossing, Morgantown.
Friday, August 19, 2016
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected Patrick Ma, MD, co-leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Allen Lung Program, to serve as the ASCO Scientific Program Committee Tumor Biology Track Leader for the 2017-2018 term. ASCO and the 2017 President-Elect Bruce Johnson, MD, FASCO, chose Dr. Ma because of his knowledge and expertise. In this new role he will work closely with this year’s track leader to plan ASCO’s 2017 annual meeting, then will take the reins to plan the organization’s annual meeting in 2018.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Five undergraduate students completed cancer research fellowships at the WVU Cancer Institute this summer.