Our Cancer Research

A national reputation of excellence

Program Overview

West Virginia University Cancer Institute is West Virginia’s premier cancer facility with a national reputation of excellence in cancer treatment, prevention and research. The Scientific Programs within the MBRCC are organized to nurture interactions between basic, clinical and population scientists and are designed to impact on specific health disparities and populations with unique needs within our state.

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Current News

  • 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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  • 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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