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.


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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 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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  • “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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