Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute. They include Daniel Berrebi, River Hames and Joseph McGuire of WVU, Emmanuel Chan of UC Berkeley and Stephen Chen of Princeton University. The students receive a $4,000 stipend and are paired with a WVU cancer scientist for a 10-week research project. Berrebi’s mentor is Linda Vona-Davis. Chan’s mentor is Patrick Ma. Chen’s mentor is Erik Bey. Hames’ mentor is Scott Weed. McGuire’s mentor is Alexey Ivanov.
(l-r) front row: Daniel Berrebi and River Hames
(l-r) back row: Stephen Chen, Emmanuel Chan and Joseph McGuire
The WVU Cancer Institute is the first institution in the United States to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat glioblastoma.
Several events at this year’s West Virginia Writers’ Workshop, July 20-23 at WVU, are focused on the role of writing and storytelling in health. Presenters include narrative medicine faculty from several campuses across the U.S., along with the leaders of an expressive writing program for patients at the WVU Cancer Institute. Health sciences faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in some or all of the Workshop.
WVU cancer researcher participates in study that shows promising treatments for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer
A group of cancer researchers, including Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, released a study today in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the results of combinations of chemotherapy delivered with targeted therapy drugs in the treatment of people with advanced colorectal cancer who had not received prior drug treatment for their advanced disease.