• Bob Huggins Fish Fry set for Feb 3

    Bob Huggins Fish Fry set for Feb 3

    The 2017 Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, will be from 6:30P-9:30P on Feb. 3 at Mylan Park in Morgantown.  This special evening will feature sports legends, Mardi Gras festivities, live music and more. 

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  • Patrick Thomas to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at Capitol

    Patrick Thomas to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at Capitol

    Patrick Thomas, a WVU Cancer Institute undergraduate cancer researcher, has been selected to present his work at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on February 24.  The title of the poster he will share with lawmakers is The Bone Marrow Microenvironment Causes Metabolic Changes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  This research outlines how ALL tumor populations that enter the bone marrow microenvironment and become resistant to chemotherapy have an elevated glucose metabolism, and proposes tactics for sensitizing this population.

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  • Timothy Eubank, PhD, to serve on NIH Cancer Health Disparities Panel

    Timothy Eubank, PhD, associate professor in the WVU Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology, has been invited to serve on the NIH Cancer Health Disparities/Diversity Review Panel that will meet March 30-31 in Rockville, Maryland. Panel members will review R21 applications aimed to enhance the diversity of the NCI-funded research workforce focusing on basic cancer research and cancer health disparities. Additionally, they will review R01 and R21 applications focusing on basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. While at Ohio State and WVU, Dr. Eubank has served on internal study sections such as the OSU CCTS KL2 Career Development Program, CCTS Davis Bremer CCTS Pre-K award, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Intramural Research Basic Science Program, and the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Study Sections. Nationally, he has reviewed grants for the Florida Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program, and internationally for both Cancer Research, UK and MEDIC Foundation, Switzerland. Dr. Eubank is a member of the WVU Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Research Program.

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  • Join the WVU Cancer Institute for its 32nd Annual Spring Gala

    Join the WVU Cancer Institute for its 32nd Annual Spring Gala

    Come be a part of an event  that saves lives!  Register now for the WVU Cancer Institute 32nd Annual Spring Gala at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, April 28-30.  Join WVU President E. Gordon Gee and 2017 Gala Co-Chairs Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, Emily Lyons, Billy Pulice and Phil Reale as they and hundreds of others celebrate and educate about the important mission of our state’s leading comprehensive Cancer Institute.  This weekend-long signature event features a variety of activities, festivities and unique entertainment.  A continuing education session will focus on cancer survivorship and Vice President and Executive Dean of WVU’s Health Sciences Clay Marsh, MD, will lead an open forum discussion with WVU Cancer Institute leadership and introduce Rich Goldberg, MD, who will become the Institute’s director this February.  WVU Men’s Head Basketball Coach Bob Huggins will be among the special guests at the “Let’s Flamingle Reception, Dine-Around Dinner where Gala participants can also dance to the lively music of the Pink Flamingos and be amazed as they watch the Artrageous Performing Arts Show.  The Gala Grand Finale, the “Unmask Cancer” Black-Tie Masquerade Ball, will be an elegant reception and fine dining experience complete with the sounds of Benny Benack, Jr. and his Orchestra and a live auction of extraordinary items and opportunities.

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  • In The Spotlight

  • Gee welcomes new cancer researchers to WVU

    Gee welcomes new cancer researchers to WVU

    Earlier this year when Mary J.C. Hendrix was named president of Shepherd University, she had a critical decision to make: To shut down her research laboratory at Northwestern University or relocate her groundbreaking cancer research closer to Shepherd. The answer came in a unique partnership with West Virginia University, a major R1 research university 150 miles to the west of Shepherd. Thanks to sophisticated Skype technology, Hendrix and her laboratory are able to resume daily research interactions.

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  • WVU researcher receives $1.7 million award to fight cancer

    WVU researcher receives $1.7 million award to fight cancer

    A West Virginia University researcher has been awarded $1.7 million to conduct research into how immunotherapy can strengthen the body’s own defenses to improve treatment for breast and lung cancers.

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