Thank you Mountaineer fans for helping West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins win $15K for research at the WVU Cancer Institute in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge that ended on March 12. Coach Huggins was a strong competitor throughout the Challenge involving 48 coaches nationwide and was in the Final Four. Each was hoping to win the $100K grand prize for their favorite charities. Huggins will give his prize money to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, which he established in memory of his mother, who died in 2003 following a long battle with colon cancer. The fund supports clinical research, specifically providing access to cancer clinical trials at WVU Medicine affiliates for all West Virginians.
The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge is an annual event sponsored by luxury automobile manufacturer Infiniti, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NCAA, and ESPN to benefit the coaches’ favorite charities.
The WVU Cancer Institute held its annual Pink Party event on Monday, September 10, to benefit Bonnie’s Bus, the mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia to provide mammograms to the women of the state.
WVU Cancer Institute offering groundbreaking treatment for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
The WVU Cancer Institute is participating in the implementation of a new drug therapy for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), a type of tumor that can form in the pancreas or in other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and appendix. These life-threatening tumors can spread to other organs, such as the liver.
Meshea Poore, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WVU, will be the special guest at a Health Sciences Town Hall during WVU’s Diversity Week celebrations.