Patrick Ma, M.D., recently spoke at the World Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Summit in Boston, with a presentation titled, "MET Targeted Therapy in NSCLC." Dr. Ma is the co-leader of the Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center,
The Allen Lung Cancer Program will also have a major presence at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer Sept. 6-9 in Denver. Several abstracts submitted by the program have been accepted for presentation.
Ma will make two major oral presentations and two mini oral presentations.
- The title of the major oral presentations are "Whole Exome Sequencing to Profile the Genomic Landscapes of Young Patients Diagnosed with NSCLC." WVU co-authors include Xiaoliang Wu, Wei Zhang and Scot Remick, M.D.
- The title of the second major oral presentation is "ALK-Rearranged NSCLC Adaptive Cell Plasticity with Early Onset TGFb2 Mediated Precision Drug Escape through PRC-2 Epigenetic Reprogramming." WVU co-authors include Wu and Zhang.
- One of the mini oral presentations is titled "Transcriptome-Metabolome Reprogramming of EGFR-Mutant NSCLC Contributes to Early Adaptive Drug-Escape via BCL-xL Mitochondrial Priming." WVU co-authors are Wu and Zhang.
- The second mini oral presentation is titled "Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) Enrichment as Liquid-Biopsy for Molecular and Genomic Characterization in ALK-Rearranged (ALK+) Lung Cancer." WVU co-author is Zhang.
The program will also present a poster titled "Quantitative Immunofluorescence Based Expression Analysis in NSCLC Reveals Nuclear EZH2 as Poor Prognostic Biomarker." WVU authors include Sijin Wen, Ph.D., Zhang and Ma.
In addition, hematology oncology fellow graduate Abdul Rahman Alshehri, M.D., will make a mini oral presentation titled "Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Identifies FRalpha and GARFT as Predictive Biomarkers in NSCLC Patients Treated With Pemetrexed." WVU’s Manish Monga, M.D., is last author, and Ma is co-author.
The World Conference on Lung Cancer is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.
Dr. Martinez presents research at Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes in Germany, collaborations with Cancer Institute to follow
WVU Cancer Institute’s Dr. Ivan Martinez and his lab will engage in collaborative research with their colleagues at The German Primate Center, part of the Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes in Germany, later this year.
WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students are gearing up for the 2018 American Cancer Society Monongalia County Relay For Life in June. During a Relay rally this past Friday in the Cancer Center Atrium, Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, told rally participants that the Cancer Institute has had a great relationship with the American Cancer Society over the years. “The ACS has provided services to our patients and funding to support our cancer research,” Dr. Goldberg said. He urged rally participants to join him in walking around the track at the Relay on June 8-9 at Westwood Middle School in Morgantown and asked that they recruit others to participate. Mary Lough of the ACS presented Dr. Goldberg a crystal award for the Cancer Institute’s presenting sponsorship of last year’s Relay. Roger Williams and Lisa Keller of the inpatient pharmacy at Ruby Memorial received a ruby slippers award from Relay For Life Event Ambassador Dave Staten. Their Ruby Slippers team raised $5,000 for the 2017 Relay, the most raised by any Relay team in Monongalia County.