• WVU researchers investigate bioelectricity to better understand breast cancer

    WVU researchers investigate bioelectricity to better understand breast cancer

    Although breast cancer mortality has declined in the U.S., it is still the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women under 60 years old. WVU School of Public Health Epidemiology professor Sarah Knox and tumor immunologist Timothy Eubank from the School of Medicine are partnering to investigate how bioelectricity affects the interaction between cells and the microenvironment surrounding them.

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  • 2018 WVU STEM Ambassador Program announced

    2018 WVU STEM Ambassador Program announced

    The program is a great opportunity for WVU students to earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership skills, and camp in beautiful locations in the West Virginia wilderness, all while spreading their enthusiasm for science to children across the state.

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  • Abstract submission deadline extended for TRCCC Annual Meeting

    Abstract submission deadline extended for TRCCC Annual Meeting

    The abstract submission deadline for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium has been extended to January 20. The WVU Cancer Institute is the organizing center of this year’s meeting titled Out of the Valley: Moving Mountains for the Immunotherapy of Cancer and scheduled for February 14-16, 2018, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. Visit www.trccc.org for registration, abstract submission, and additional details.

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  • 2017 Cancer Burden Report released

    WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2017 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2010 to 2014.

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  • Cradles for Cancer raises breast cancer awareness and support for research

    Cradles for Cancer raises breast cancer awareness and support for research

    The WVU wrestling team is raising breast cancer awareness and supporting research to fight the disease. During the annual Cradles for Cancer pink match on Feb. 11, the Mountaineers collaborated with WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute to offer fans the chance to own an official pink Mountaineer T-shirt in exchange for a $10 dollar minimum donation to the Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Program. More than $700 was raised through the shirts, and an additional $1,000 donation to the program came from Monarch Youth Wrestling in Glen Dale, WV. In just one week, the young wrestlers and their parents raised the money by asking for donations from their friends and family members. Monarch Coach Joe Giovengo said he and his staff wanted to teach the kids about “giving back, caring for one another, and supporting a great cause that has affected so many people.” Giovengo, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and his family, including his mother, a two-time breast cancer survivor, were all honored during the pink wrestling match. 

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