• Patrick Thomas to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at Capitol

    Patrick Thomas to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at Capitol

    Patrick Thomas, a WVU Cancer Institute undergraduate cancer researcher, has been selected to present his work at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on February 24.  The title of the poster he will share with lawmakers is The Bone Marrow Microenvironment Causes Metabolic Changes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  This research outlines how ALL tumor populations that enter the bone marrow microenvironment and become resistant to chemotherapy have an elevated glucose metabolism, and proposes tactics for sensitizing this population.

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  • Blood drive set for Feb. 27

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Beta Eta chapter of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy is coordinating a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross.

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  • In The Spotlight

  • 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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  • WVU researcher receives $1.7 million award to fight cancer

    WVU researcher receives $1.7 million award to fight cancer

    A West Virginia University researcher has been awarded $1.7 million to conduct research into how immunotherapy can strengthen the body’s own defenses to improve treatment for breast and lung cancers.

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