Zuan-Fu Lim, a cancer cell biology graduate student in Patrick Ma’s lab at the WVU Cancer Institute, has received an American Association of Immunologists Young Investigator Award for his first place oral presentation at the 21st annual meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium at Seven Springs, PA.
Lung cancer cells can adopt various mechanisms of resistance to precision therapy. Lim’s research focused specifically on non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) characterized by chromosomal abnormalities in the ALK gene and found that precision therapy targeting the ALK gene may not be effective because molecular drug resistance can emerge in a non-genetic fashion.
Pictured: David Klinke, PhD, of the WVU Cancer Institute congratulates Zuan-Fu Lim, a cancer cell biology graduate student, for winning an American Association of Immunologists Young Investigator Award.
David McDonald, 55, of Morgantown, didn’t expect a cancer diagnosis when he brought up some symptoms he had been having during a doctor’s appointment for stomach pain. He mentioned to his doctor that he had been having some rectal bleeding, and his family doctor sent him for further tests to find the cause.
School of Public Health students are collecting items for an Infant/Toddler Supplies Drive through April 17 to benefit The Shack Neighborhood House.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the program which starts on Monday, April 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 23. “Last year we had over 4,700 people participate,” said Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state.