• West Virginia health research gets $55 million boost

    West Virginia health research gets $55 million boost

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Recommitting themselves to bring the benefits of research out of labs and hospitals and into the lives of West Virginia people and communities, a coalition of federal agencies, universities, hospitals and clinics will develop dozens of efforts over the next five years to battle addiction and cancer and reduce the impact of cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

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  • Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Daniel Berrebi, a 2017 WVU Cancer Institute summer research fellow, won first place in the cancer category of the student poster session at this year’s Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Morgantown. He was selected for his research titled Inhibition of CCL5 and Nodal by Adipose-derived Stem Cells in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment. In his work at the Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Linda Vona-Davis, PhD, Berrebi used 3D matrix models to study the role of stem cells in contributing to the spread of breast cancer.

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  • WVCTSI Presents "The Endangered Clinician-Scientist- a Personal Journey"

    The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Mountaineer Health Initiative are pleased to welcome Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant, director of ICAP and university professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University, for a special seminar on November 16. Dr. El-Sadr will present, “The Endangered Clinician-Scientist – a Personal Journey.” This special presentation will highlight t,he challenges and opportunities encountered by today’s clinician scientists.

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  • WVU Clinical Trials Research Unit among top ten nationally for clinical trials accrual

    WVU Clinical Trials Research Unit among top ten nationally for clinical trials accrual

    Congratulations to the WVU Clinical trials Research Unit (CTRU) and Dr. Adham Salkeni, WVU’s principal investigator for the NRG Oncology group, the largest clinical trials collaborative network in the United States.  During the recent biannual meeting of the NRG, our CTRU was recognized as among the top ten main member sites to enroll the most patients on cancer clinical trials between January and June 2017.  “This places WVU on the national map for clinical trials accrual,” Salkeni said.  “This shows that we offer state-of-the-art research studies that examine the role of targeted therapies for the treatment of a wide variety of cancers that affect our patient population.”

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  • WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer survivorship program expands to United Hospital Center

    WVU Cancer Institute lung cancer survivorship program expands to United Hospital Center

    WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control has expanded its Bridge Program that focuses on lung cancer survivorship to United Hospital Center (UHC) in Bridgeport. The goal of the Cancer Institute and UHC’s Bridge Program is to improve the coordination of care and decrease the consequences of treatment for patients diagnosed with stage I, II, or III lung cancer after they complete treatment.

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  • Pink Party marks fourth successful year for Bonnie’s Bus

    Pink Party marks fourth successful year for Bonnie’s Bus

    The fourth annual Pink Party to benefit the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) was a huge success. Nearly 200 attendees, wearing their favorite shades of pink, enjoyed a special evening at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium on November 13 to support one of their favorite causes – Bonnie’s Bus. “Thank you for being so supportive,” Jo Statler told the crowd. “Because you are here, that tells me you have big hearts.” She and her husband Ben made a generous gift to the WVU Cancer Institute eight years ago to establish the mobile mammography program, named after Jo’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.

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