Patrick Thomas, an undergraduate cancer researcher in Dr. Laura Gibson's lab, was the winner in the Health Sciences category of the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURE). The title of Patrick's poster was Inhibition of mitochondrial respiration in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia within the bone marrow microenvironment. His project looked at how the metabolism of acute lymphoblastic leukemia changes when it interacts with the bone marrow microenvironment. He also evaluated a drug that could be effective in treating leukemia.
Patrick was a summer undergraduate research fellow at the WVU Cancer Institute in 2015 and 2016. He also presented his research at the 2016 and 2017 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capital in Charleston, WV.
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.