• Gee welcomes new cancer researchers to WVU

    Gee welcomes new cancer researchers to WVU

    Earlier this year when Mary J.C. Hendrix was named president of Shepherd University, she had a critical decision to make: To shut down her research laboratory at Northwestern University or relocate her groundbreaking cancer research closer to Shepherd. The answer came in a unique partnership with West Virginia University, a major R1 research university 150 miles to the west of Shepherd. Thanks to sophisticated Skype technology, Hendrix and her laboratory are able to resume daily research interactions.

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  • Bob Huggins Fish Fry set for Feb 3

    Bob Huggins Fish Fry set for Feb 3

    The 2017 Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, will be from 6:30P-9:30P on Feb. 3 at Mylan Park in Morgantown.  This special evening featuring sports legends, Mardi Gras festivities, live music and more, will benefit the Remember the Miners Scholars Program and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute.  For more information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Liz Shaw at info@remembertheminers.org or call (304) 212-4682.

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  • Nicole Werwie presents cancer research at annual meeting

    Nicole Werwie presents cancer research at annual meeting

    Nicole Werwie, a second year medical student in the WVU School of Medicine, presented her research at the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute Annual Meeting on December 1 at Stonewall Jackson Resort in Roanoke, WV.  Nicole was selected to participate in the MS1 INTRO Summer Research Program during the summer of 2016, where she worked alongside her mentor, Dr. Linda Vona-Davis in the WVU Cancer Institute. The title of her work was Examining the Prognostic Significance of Select Inflammatory Cytokines Using an Open-Source Genomics Platform Reveals Novel Expression Patterns across Breast Carcinoma Subtypes. The results of her study showed that inflammatory signals from fat cells may play an important role in breast cancer survival.

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  • ACS recruiting ex-smokers for new study

    ACS recruiting ex-smokers for new study

    Do you know people who have quit smoking? The American Cancer Society is seeking ex-smokers to participate in a new study aimed at helping current smokers who are trying to quit. Staff are not eligible to join this study, but you can help spread the word about the study. To sign up to be a mentor Questions?

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  • “Beards for Mountaineers” campaign to benefit cancer patients extended

    The “Beards for Mountaineers” #Beards4Eers campaign spearheaded by WVU Medicine students to benefit patients at the WVU Cancer Institute has been extended to the end of December.  There’s still time to join students Reed Andrews, Nick Mason, Jake Shapiro and Troy Clemons (The WVU Mountaineer) in putting down your razors and letting your beards grow to raise awareness and money for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.  Please share the campaign with friends and family using the hashtag #Beards4Eers. Read more

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  • Pro Performance raises breast cancer awareness and funds

    Pro Performance raises breast cancer awareness and funds

    Pro Performance, an indoor athletic training and rehabilitation facility with 4 locations around Morgantown, is raising breast cancer awareness and funds to benefit patients at the WVU Cancer Institute.  On October 30, Pro Performance hosted a fitness open house at its Cheat Lake location, offering members and non-members a variety of group fitness classes in exchange for a $10 donation.  All the instructors donated their time to teach P90X Live, Insanity Live, cycling, strength and conditioning classes and more.  Local businesses also donated items for a silent auction.  The facility raised nearly $400  for the Cancer Institute during the four-hour event.  “It’s important that we help as much as we can in our community,”  Tama Waugaman, Pro Performance group fitness director, said.  “Together, we can make a big difference.”

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  • Coach Huggins to compete in 2017 Infiniti Challenge to benefit cancer research

    Coach Huggins to compete in 2017 Infiniti Challenge to benefit cancer research

    Coach Bob Huggins will participate in the 2017 Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge and will need your faithful support to obtain the top prize – $100,000 – to benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the WVU Cancer Institute.  The Huggins Fund supports clinical research, specifically providing access to cancer clinical trials at WVU Medicine affiliates for all West Virginians. 

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  • ACS recruiting ex-smokers for new study

    ACS recruiting ex-smokers for new study

    Do you know people who have quit smoking? The American Cancer Society is seeking ex-smokers to participate in a new study aimed at helping current smokers who are trying to quit. Staff are not eligible to join this study, but you can help spread the word about the study. To sign up to be a mentor Questions?

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  • Nicole Werwie presents cancer research at annual meeting

    Nicole Werwie presents cancer research at annual meeting

    Nicole Werwie, a second year medical student in the WVU School of Medicine, presented her research at the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute Annual Meeting on December 1 at Stonewall Jackson Resort in Roanoke, WV.  Nicole was selected to participate in the MS1 INTRO Summer Research Program during the summer of 2016, where she worked alongside her mentor, Dr. Linda Vona-Davis in the WVU Cancer Institute. The title of her work was Examining the Prognostic Significance of Select Inflammatory Cytokines Using an Open-Source Genomics Platform Reveals Novel Expression Patterns across Breast Carcinoma Subtypes. The results of her study showed that inflammatory signals from fat cells may play an important role in breast cancer survival.

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