WVCTSI has announced the formation of an intensive writing group designed for investigators interested in developing National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 applications. This five-week intensive writing group will begin in May and offers participants the opportunity to receive structured guidance and feedback on their application for the June 2018 submission deadline.
R03 research grants support a variety of projects including pilot or feasibility studies, collection of preliminary data, secondary analysis of existing data, small self-contained research projects, development of new research technology, and more.
Interested participants should visit the program webpage for additional information and complete application instructions. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 16. Please email Joan Lakoski, Ph.D., WVCTSI director of proposal development, for more information
“Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction,” a comprehensive look inside the rapidly growing and highly controversial vaping industry, a market expected to hit $9 billion by the end of 2019.
The Department of Diagnostic Sciences has developed a team of specialists aimed at raising awareness about oral cancer. The efforts include educating the public about the causes of oral cancer while promoting prevention and regular oral exams. In addition, the team maintains an active biopsy service staffed by pathologists trained specifically in the diagnosis of tumors of the mouth.
Some cancers are difficult to treat due to where they appear in the body. For some abdominal cancers, intravenous chemotherapy may not work because drugs flowing through the whole body don’t penetrate into the peritoneal cavity – the space surrounding your abdominal organs.