• Multi-university team finds possible mechanism to suppress skin cancer metastasis

    Multi-university team finds possible mechanism to suppress skin cancer metastasis

    New research, published this week in Laboratory Investigation (Nature Publishing Group) may hold the key a challenging problem in cancer treatment. The investigation was an international effort led by Mary J.C. Hendrix, president of Shepherd University; her laboratory partners at West Virginia University, Richard Seftor, Elisabeth Seftor and Naira Margaryan; and a team of collaborators in Chicago, Boston and Australia. The research team studies a protein long known to be active in embryonic development, called Nodal, that also has a critical role in aggressive human cancer.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes Joanna Kolodney, MD

    Joanna Kolodney, MD, has joined WVU’s Department of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Dr. Kolodney practiced hematology/oncology at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem, VA, and was an assistant professor at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.  She will see patients diagnosed with benign blood disease, melanoma, and lung, head and neck, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.

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  • WVU Institutional Partnership with the Association for Women in Science

    WVU Institutional Partnership with the Association for Women in Science

    West Virginia University has renewed their institutional partnership with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).   AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.   AWIS reaches more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country.

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  • Pro Performance raises breast cancer awareness and funds

    Pro Performance raises breast cancer awareness and funds

    Pro Performance, an indoor athletic training and rehabilitation facility with 4 locations around Morgantown, is raising breast cancer awareness and funds to benefit patients at the WVU Cancer Institute.  On October 30, Pro Performance hosted a fitness open house at its Cheat Lake location, offering members and non-members a variety of group fitness classes in exchange for a $10 donation.  All the instructors donated their time to teach P90X Live, Insanity Live, cycling, strength and conditioning classes and more.  Local businesses also donated items for a silent auction.  The facility raised nearly $400  for the Cancer Institute during the four-hour event.  “It’s important that we help as much as we can in our community,”  Tama Waugaman, Pro Performance group fitness director, said.  “Together, we can make a big difference.”

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  • Coach Huggins to compete in 2017 Infiniti Challenge to benefit cancer research

    Coach Huggins to compete in 2017 Infiniti Challenge to benefit cancer research

    Coach Bob Huggins will participate in the 2017 Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge and will need your faithful support to obtain the top prize – $100,000 – to benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute.  The Huggins Fund supports clinical research, specifically providing access to cancer clinical trials at WVU Medicine affiliates for all West Virginians. 

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  • In The Spotlight

  • Professor presents a workshop focusing on Graduate Education

    Professor presents a workshop focusing on Graduate Education

    Linda Vona-Davis Ph.D., presented a workshop at the annual Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC) held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 4-6, 2016.  The title of workshop was “Small Group Strategies for Graduate Education” where she discussed best practices for the inclusion of clinical oncology into the curriculum of PhD candidates in cancer training programs.  In attendance at the workshop were CABTRAC member institution directors of cancer training programs from across the country. Dr. Davis has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2014.  Presenting their posters at the same meeting were Steve Markwell and Joyce Obeng, graduate students from the laboratories of Scott Weed and Tim Eubank. Dr. Davis is on faculty in the WVU Department of Surgery, The WV Cancer Institute and also serves as the Director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences program here at WVU. 

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  • New publication showcases Cancer Institute impact on cancer care

    We are proud to share with you our inaugural issue of The Signature, the WVU Cancer Institute Annual Report. 

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