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.
Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together on Monday, May 20 to join organizations across the world in celebrating Clinical Trials Day on May 20. This day recognizes those who conduct clinical trials, raises awareness of clinical trials and clinical research, and is an opportunity to show gratitude for the work they do to improve public health.
What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.
WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program (CBTP)