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  • Special seminar to feature Director of FDA Oncology Center of Excellence

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  • HSC Interprofessional Education Week celebration is March 27-31

    Join us for the inaugural HSC Interprofessional Education Week celebration

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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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  • 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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  • WVU Cancer Institute receives unique funding to improve care for lung cancer survivors

    WVU Cancer Institute receives unique funding to improve care for lung cancer survivors

    The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has committed $25MM in new funding to Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. At today’s White House event, the Foundation announced new partnerships with the WVU Cancer Institute and three additional partners to develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative model of comprehensive, coordinated care to better meet the needs of lung cancer survivors and their caregivers.

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  • Dr. Patrick Ma chosen as ASCO track leader

    Dr. Patrick Ma chosen as ASCO track leader

    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.

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  • Five students complete cancer research fellowships at WVU Cancer Institute

    Five students complete cancer research fellowships at WVU Cancer Institute

    Five undergraduate students completed cancer research fellowships at the WVU Cancer Institute this summer.  

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  • New publication showcases Cancer Institute impact on cancer care

    We are proud to share with you our inaugural issue of The Signature, the WVU Cancer Institute Annual Report. 

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  • The Defense Health Program: DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs

    The Defense Health Program: DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs

    The Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Defense Appropriations Act provides $278.7 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).  The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries.  The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY16 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; synergistic, multidisciplinary research programs; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need.

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  • Traineeship Positions available in the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences

    Traineeship Positions available in the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences

    The WVU Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Research Training Program, supported by NIGMS grant T32 GM081741, is now accepting applications for trainees for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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