Clinical Trials

West Virginia University's Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) is dedicated to providing the services and expertise that investigators need to conduct clinical trials and expand the growing body of biomedical knowledge. We offer a wide range of administrative and budgetary services to both clinical investigators and private industry. Because West Virginia University is the state's primary research institution, the CTRU physicians represent a comprehensive range of specializations. Our staff has a sterling reputation for excellent patient care as well as timely delivery of valid and reliable data. Unlike many other academic health centers, West Virginia University provides primary care services to a large, stable population of rural patients. WVU also provides secondary and tertiary care. Our patient population ensures a high degree of follow-up care and study completion that many other clinical trials facilities cannot offer. Clinical trials are conducted at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) at West Virginia University in Morgantown.


Current News

  • Special seminar to feature Director of FDA Oncology Center of Excellence

    Richard Pazdur, MD, director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence, will present Expediting Oncology Drug Development in an Era of Breakthrough Therapies from 12-1P on March 31 in Fukushima Auditorium. The Oncology Center of Excellence leverages the combined skills of the FDA’s regulatory scientists and reviewers with expertise in drugs, biologics and devices to expedite the development of novel cancer products as part of the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The special seminar is being presented by the WVU Cancer Institute. Read more about Dr. Pazdur

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  • Special Seminar with Richard Pazdur, MD

    Special Seminar with Richard Pazdur, MD

    Richard Pazdur, MD Acting Director Oncology Center of Excellence U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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  • Lincoln Middle School basketball teams join Coach Huggins in fight against cancer

    Lincoln Middle School basketball teams join Coach Huggins in fight against cancer

    The girl’s and boy’s basketball teams at Lincoln Middle School in Shinnston are helping WVU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bob Huggins fight cancer through research at the WVU Cancer Institute.   During the evening of their annual Pink Game against Washington Irving Middle School this February the teams sold pink t-shirts and raffled four baskets, raising $1,000 for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the Cancer Institute.  “After attending various events where Coach Huggins has spoken about his fund, I knew that’s where our proceeds from the game needed to go,” Jessica Logar, athletic director, head girl’s basketball coach and teacher at Lincoln Middle School, said. 

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