West Virginia University's Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) is dedicated to providing the services and expertise that investigators need to conduct clinical trials and expand the growing body of biomedical knowledge. We offer a wide range of administrative and budgetary services to both clinical investigators and private industry. Because West Virginia University is the state's primary research institution, the CTRU physicians represent a comprehensive range of specializations. Our staff has a sterling reputation for excellent patient care as well as timely delivery of valid and reliable data. Unlike many other academic health centers, West Virginia University provides primary care services to a large, stable population of rural patients. WVU also provides secondary and tertiary care. Our patient population ensures a high degree of follow-up care and study completion that many other clinical trials facilities cannot offer. Clinical trials are conducted at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
The general public will have an opportunity to learn about the variety of cancer research underway at West Virginia University and the WVU Cancer Institute during an “Evening of Science” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wed., August 31 at the WVU Media Innovation Center in Evandale Crossing, Morgantown.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected Patrick Ma, MD, co-leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Allen Lung Program, to serve as the ASCO Scientific Program Committee Tumor Biology Track Leader for the 2017-2018 term. ASCO and the 2017 President-Elect Bruce Johnson, MD, FASCO, chose Dr. Ma because of his knowledge and expertise. In this new role he will work closely with this year’s track leader to plan ASCO’s 2017 annual meeting, then will take the reins to plan the organization’s annual meeting in 2018.