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

  • DeLynn Lecture to feature researcher behind breast cancer drug Herceptin

    Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned physician scientist whose work led to the development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin, will deliver the 2016 Laurence and Jean DeLynn Lecture at 4 p.m., September 7, in the Fukushima Auditorium of the of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. A reception will follow in the Learning Center Commons.

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  • Dr. Patrick Ma chosen as ASCO track leader

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected Patrick Ma, MD, co-leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Allen Lung Program, to serve as the ASCO Scientific Program Committee Tumor Biology Track Leader for the 2017-2018 term.  ASCO and the 2017 President-Elect Bruce Johnson, MD, FASCO, chose Dr. Ma because of his knowledge and expertise.  In this new role he will work closely with this year’s track leader to plan ASCO’s 2017 annual meeting, then will take the reins to plan the organization’s annual meeting in 2018.

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  • New physicians join Cancer Institute team

    Shalu Pahuja, MD, has joined the WVU Medicine Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology.   Dr. Pahuja completed her fellowship and internal medicine residency training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She was a research associate at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, prior to beginning her residency training.  Dr. Pahuja’s clinical interests are gastrointestinal and breast cancers.

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