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Program Overview

West Virginia University Cancer Institute is West Virginia’s premier cancer facility with a national reputation of excellence in cancer treatment, prevention and research. The Scientific Programs within the MBRCC are organized to nurture interactions between basic, clinical and population scientists and are designed to impact on specific health disparities and populations with unique needs within our state.

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  • Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

    Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

    Cancer survivor Angie Blankenship has learned to manage the challenges of healing with support from her family, friends and the WVU Cancer Institute. Now, she’s showing appreciation and paying it forward by donating to the Bob Huggins Fish Fry, which benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Endowment Fund and Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund.

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  • RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher

    RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher

    HPV turns healthy cells into “zombies” and controls when they divide, says Ivan Martinez, a researcher in the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Those changes in cell division can lead to cancer in women and men. Martinez is studying how RNA tricks healthy cells into multiplying too fast and forming HPV-related tumors.

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  • Science Exchange presents Cancer Biologist Rajan Gogna

    Science Exchange presents Cancer Biologist Rajan Gogna

    On Friday, Nov. 15, the WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange will be featuring Rajan Gogna, PhD, MS, MBA. Gogna is a cancer biologist whose work identifies a way to potentially make tumors more susceptible to chemotherapy.

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