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  • Congratulations to Audrey Jajosky

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Audrey Jajosky, a 2016 WVU MD/PhD graduate, has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship in Portland, Oregon, where she will engage in melanoma research.  She will work in the lab of Dr. Bernie Fox, an anti-melanoma immune-cell engineer jointly affiliated with Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and the Earle A. Chiles Cancer Research Institute.  After two years in Fox’s lab, she will begin her residency training.  Jajosky says she’s extremely optimistic that anti-melanoma immunotherapies will save the lives of patients with even highly evolved metastatic disease.  Jajosky was a PhD student in WVU’s Cancer Cell Biology Program and was part of Dr. Laura Gibson’s lab.

  • WVU Cancer Institute to host annual Breast Cancer Conference

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    The event will take place Friday, July 15, at the Erickson Alumni Center.

  • Mark Knestrick, MD, receives ASCO Merit Award

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    Congratulations to Mark Knestrick, MD, for receiving a 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award.  ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, is the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.  The Merit Award is open to oncology trainees who are first authors on abstracts selected for presentation at an ASCO scientific meeting, including the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this month where Dr. Knestrick presented his research:   Benefits of physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) forms on end-of-life care in cancer patients: Insights from the West Virginia registry.

  • Congratulations to Phillip Pifer

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Phillip Pifer, a graduate student in Steven Frisch’s laboratory, recently had his paper Grainyhead-like-2 inhibits the co-activator p300, suppressing tubulogenesis and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition accepted for publication inMolecular Biology of the Cell.  Pifer is an MD/PhD candidate and is in the Cancer Institute’s Cancer Cell Biology Program.  Other authors include Steven Frisch, Joshua Farris, Alyssa Thomas, Peter Stoilov and David Smith from WVU, and James Denvir from Marshall University.

  • Golf Fore A Cure raises money to help fight breast cancer

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The Women’s Golf Association at the Parkersburg Country Club is helping the WVU Cancer Institute raise awareness and funds to win the fight against breast cancer.

  • Just Desserts raises nearly $13,000 for adult brain cancer research

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    The Just Desserts fundraiser in Morgantown on June 11 to support adult brain cancer research and patient comfort at the WVU Cancer Institute ended on a sweet note in many ways.  In addition to being offered tantalizing desserts from local eateries and unique doorprizes and silent auction items, attendees had the opportunity to learn the importance of their support. 

  • Cancer Institute congratulates graduates of WVU’s Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Congratulations to our most recent hematology oncology fellowship graduates – Mark Knestrick, Lauren Veltri and Chandler Park.  Knestrick will be joining a private practice in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Veltri will be heading to Houston, Texas, to complete a one year stem cell transplantation fellowship at MD Anderson, then will return to Morgantown in August 2017 to continue caring for patients at the WVU Cancer Institute.  Park will join a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be an assistant professor in the hematology and oncology division at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 

  • WVU Cancer Institute Evening of Science June 13 at Evansdale Crossing

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    Led by Lori Hazlehurst Team Members: Jim Denvir (Marshall University), Abraham Kanate, Michael Ruppert, David Klinke