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.
Patrick Ma, M.D., co-leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen & James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program and director of the Clinical Lung Cancer Program, and Xiaoliang Wu, M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Ma’s lab, were featured presenters at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Scientific Meeting this June.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund announces fiscal year 2019 funding opportunities for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, New Innovator Award, Transformative Research Award, and Early Independence Award in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
West Virginia University researchers may have uncovered the cause of muscle fatigue in breast cancer patients.