• 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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Patient Care

  • CP&C's Amy Allen attends the Georgetown University School of Business New Strategies Forum

    Early this month Cancer Prevention and Control’s Amy Allen participated in an advanced leadership education program exclusively designed to help nonprofit executives generate added financial support. The “New Strategies” Program is open to nonprofit executives sponsored by corporations or foundations that provide grants to cover all program expenses, including the Forum held on the Georgetown campus. Amy’s participation was sponsored by Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation in support of Cancer Prevention and Control’s work to address cancer health disparities.

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  • Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry to host event to benefit cancer patients

    Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry to host event to benefit cancer patients

    The WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center is partnering with Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry in the Suncrest Town Centre to benefit patients at the Cancer Center.  On Thursday, May 4, Jacqueline’s will host a Charmed by Charity event from 5:30-8P and 15 percent of Alex and Ani jewelry sales will go to the Cancer Center’s Comfort Fund.  Stop by and select a Mother’s Day gift or a graduation gift and support the Fund. Read how the Comfort Fund benefits patients

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