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  • Abstract submission deadline extended for TRCCC Annual Meeting

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    The abstract submission deadline for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium has been extended to January 20. The WVU Cancer Institute is the organizing center of this year’s meeting titled Out of the Valley: Moving Mountains for the Immunotherapy of Cancer and scheduled for February 14-16, 2018, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. Visit www.trccc.org for registration, abstract submission, and additional details.

  • Benedum Scholar Paul Lockman to deliver public lecture Thursday

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    Neuroscience Centers Professor and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Paul Lockman will deliver a public lecture on “Disruptive Innovation in Sciences”  Thursday, Nov. 2 as part of the 2016-2017 Benedum Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Health Sciences Fukushima Auditorium, with a public reception to follow.

  • WVU women’s soccer “pink” game raises breast cancer awareness and support

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Many thanks to the WVU women’s soccer team and their fans who came out to watch the Mountaineers beat Oklahoma 5-1 during the “pink” game at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown on October 8. The game was an opportunity for both the team and fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine to raise breast cancer awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, representatives of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus), and assistant women’s soccer coach Marisa Kanela were called to the field for halftime recognition and an announcement that the Mountaineers raised nearly $9,000 for the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the team’s annual spring fundraiser. Additionally, Mountaineer fans donated more than $1,300 in exchange for official pink Mountaineer T-shirts. Their donations will support the Breast Cancer Program Enhancement Fund at the Cancer Institute.

  • WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.

  • WVU volleyball team participates in “Set for a Cause, Spike for a Cure” to benefit cancer research

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    The WVU volleyball team is participating in “Set for a Cause, Spike for a Cure” to benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute. The fundraiser seeks pledges and flat donations from fans throughout the 2017 season.

  • WVU Department of Family Medicine to host 43rd Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    The event will take place Sept. 14-15 at the Holiday Inn, Morgantown, off Pineview Drive. The deadline to register for the conference is Sept. 7.

  • WVCTSI announces 3 fall funding opportunities; multiple information sessions to be held

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Launch Pilot Grant, Open Competition, and Small Grant funding opportunities.

  • Leukemia Research Foundation supports cancer research at WVU

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    The Leukemia Research Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Wei Du, M.D., Ph.D., of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute to investigate a method for increasing the effectiveness of stem cell transplantation.

  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes 2017 summer research fellows

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute.  They include Daniel Berrebi, River Hames and Joseph McGuire  of WVU, Emmanuel Chan of UC Berkeley and Stephen Chen of Princeton University. The students receive a $4,000 stipend and are paired with a WVU cancer scientist for a 10-week research project. Berrebi’s mentor is Linda Vona-Davis.  Chan’s mentor is Patrick Ma.  Chen’s mentor is Erik Bey.  Hames’ mentor is Scott Weed.  McGuire’s mentor is Alexey Ivanov. 

  • Defense Health Program, Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Defense Health Program