• Fall Cancer Conference draws record crowd

    Fall Cancer Conference draws record crowd

    The Cancer Institute’s 26th Annual Fall Cancer Conference at Erickson Alumni Center on October 7 was a very popular continuing education event.  It was the most attended conference in the past five years drawing healthcare professionals from WV, PA, OH, MD and NJ with 29 pharmaceutical companies exhibiting.  This year’s topics included Transplantation in Lymphoid Malignancies, Robotic Surgery and Rectal Cancer, and Insight into the Clinical and Programmatic Elements of Cancer Survivorship, among others.

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  • October 19 fundraiser at A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts to benefit cancer patients

    Please help support a fundraiser at A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts at the University Town Center, Morgantown, from 9AM to 9PM on October 19 that will benefit the Comfort Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Simply print this flyer and present it at the time of your purchase that day and the store will give the Comfort Fund 10% of the total dollars spent.

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  • Shoney's restaurants conduct fudge cake fundraiser for Bonnie's Bus

    Shoney’s restaurants in Flatwoods and Summersville are conducting a hot fudge cake fundraiser through October to benefit the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus).  The restaurants will donate half the cost of each slice of fudge cake purchased to Bonnie’s Bus.  The idea originated with Denise Biafore, president of First 24 Consulting, LLC for both restaurants.  She is a breast cancer survivor who looks for opportunities to raise breast cancer awareness and to educate women on the importance of early detection and mammograms.

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  • In The Spotlight

  • Laura Gibson, PhD, presents research at international meeting

    Dr. Laura Gibson, WVU Senior Associate VP for Research and Graduate Education and Deputy Director of the Cancer Institute, recently attended the 21st World Congress on Advances in Oncology and 19th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine in Athens, Greece to chair a session focused on tumor microenvironment and present work from her research team.  The study entitled “Bone marrow microenvironment control of ALL quiescence and chemotherapy resistance through modulation of Bcl6” was recognized as one of the top 10 presentations at the 2016 meeting.  The research team that contributed to this work includes William Slone, Blake Moses, Debra Piktel, Rebecca Evans, Ian Hare, Karen Martin, Kathleen Brundage, and Dr. Michael Craig, all of whom are members of the WVU CI Osborn Program in Hematopoietic Malignancies.

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  • Cancer Institute and Winabeth Smith  honored at Institute’s Tea Time

    Cancer Institute and Winabeth Smith honored at Institute’s Tea Time

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) honored the Cancer Institute with the organization’s Crystal Award for being the presenting sponsor of the Monongalia Country ACS Relay For Life during the WVU Cancer Institute Tea Time this past Thursday. The Cancer Institute raised more than $22,000 during the Relay and WVU Medicine had 11 teams consisting of 131 members who participated in the event.

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