In West Virginia, where colorectal cancer is the second-deadliest type of cancer, half of all colorectal cancers elude diagnosis until they have already grown beyond the colon. With Medicaid expansion, more West Virginians now have health insurance for cancer screening, yet many barriers to screening persist.
Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute.
Zuan-Fu Lim, a cancer cell biology graduate student in Patrick Ma’s lab at the WVU Cancer Institute, has won a Rising Star Award from the WVU Health Sciences Center Office of Research and Graduate Education. The award recognizes outstanding graduate students and faculty at the Health Sciences Center. Earlier this year, Lim’s lung cancer research earned him an American Association of Immunologists Young Investigator Award for his first place oral presentation at the 21st annual meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium at Seven Springs, PA.