The WVU Cancer Institute has demonstrated compliance with the standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence (APEx®) and has become the first Radiation Oncology Department in the state to receive four-year accreditation.
A major public health initiative aimed at preventing cervical cancer in at-risk Appalachian families from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia is underway with support from an $11 million National Cancer Institute grant.
HPV turns healthy cells into “zombies” and controls when they divide, says Ivan Martinez, a researcher in the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Those changes in cell division can lead to cancer in women and men. Martinez is studying how RNA tricks healthy cells into multiplying too fast and forming HPV-related tumors.
Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together on Monday, May 20 to join organizations across the world in celebrating Clinical Trials Day on May 20. This day recognizes those who conduct clinical trials, raises awareness of clinical trials and clinical research, and is an opportunity to show gratitude for the work they do to improve public health.
For those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the battle is mainly uphill. The disease is hard to identify. Treatment options are limited. Response rates are low. But, a new Hirshberg Foundation seed grant will allow a West Virginia University School of Medicine surgeon to explore new treatment therapies.
Bob Huggins Fish Fry Fundraiser — this special evening will feature sports legends, live music, activities, and special guest Rod Thorn. Proceeds from ticket sales and auctions benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund and Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund.
The WVU Cancer Institute (WVUCI) is sponsoring the second Annual WVUCI Scientific Meeting on Nov. 22, 2019, at the Erickson Alumni Center. This is a half-day event with scientific sessions that include outside speakers, as well as reports from selected WVUCI faculty members highlighting their basic, clinical and population research.