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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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  • 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 cancer researchers invite public to Evening of Science on Aug. 31

    WVU cancer researchers invite public to Evening of Science on Aug. 31

    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.  

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