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  • WVU Day of Giving Unlocks all Institute Matches

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    WVU Day of Giving Unlocks all Institute Matches

  • Too much light may darken mood of hospital patients, say WVU researchers

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

     Too much light may darken mood of hospital patients, say WVU researchers It never gets dark in a hospital room, even in the middle of the night. The constant illumination can do more than just annoy patients. According to a study by Randy Nelson and Courtney DeVries—researchers in the WVU School of Medicine—it may even depress them. Nelson’s and DeVries’ work may suggest new hospital lighting schemes that bolster patients’ moods and promote healing.

  • Dr. Alan Ducatman to present during CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Dr. Alan Ducatman to present during CDC Public Health Grand Rounds WVU Professor Emeritus Alan M. Ducatman is among the presenters for an upcoming Public Health Grand Rounds session, "PFAS and Protecting Your Health,” hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • With pancreatic cancer rates on the rise, WVU surgeon looks for a cure

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    With pancreatic cancer rates on the rise, WVU surgeon looks for a cure For those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the battle is mainly uphill. The disease is hard to identify. Treatment options are limited. Response rates are low. But, a new Hirshberg Foundation seed grant will allow a West Virginia University School of Medicine surgeon to explore new treatment therapies.

  • Third annual WVU Day of Giving set for Nov. 13

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Third annual WVU Day of Giving set for Nov. 13 WVU Cancer supporters are being encouraged to make a gift to the Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 13, as part of the third annual WVU Day of Giving.

  • WVU Cancer Institute names interim director

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    WVU Cancer Institute names interim director Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, M.D., associate chair of surgery for cancer services, has been named interim director of the WVU Cancer Institute, effective January 2020.

  • WVU now offering master’s in health administration program

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    WVU now offering master’s in health administration program In an effort to meet growing healthcare needs across the state, the West Virginia University School of Public Health is now offering a Master of Health Administration, a premier program for those seeking to lead the health systems of the future.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Bob Huggins 2020 Fish Fry Jan. 24

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    SAVE THE DATE: Bob Huggins 2020 Fish Fry Jan. 24 Bob Huggins Fish Fry Fundraiser  — this special evening will feature sports legends, live music, activities, and special guest Rod Thorn. Proceeds from ticket sales and auctions benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund and Remember the Miners Scholarship Fund.

  • WVU Cancer Institute Clinicians Present at Mountains of Hope Membership Meeting

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    WVU Cancer Institute Clinicians Present at Mountains of Hope Membership Meeting Mountains of Hope (MOH), West Virginia’s Cancer Coalition, held its fall membership meeting on November 6, 2019 in Flatwoods, WV. Three WVUCI clinicians presented on cutting edge treatment and clinical research available at the WVUCI:  Dr. Brian Boone, Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, and Dr. Geraldine Jacobson.

  • RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    RNA helps virus create ‘zombie’ cells, cause cancer, says WVU researcher HPV turns healthy cells into “zombies” and controls when they divide, says Ivan Martinez, a researcher in the WVU School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Those changes in cell division can lead to cancer in women and men. Martinez is studying how RNA tricks healthy cells into multiplying too fast and forming HPV-related tumors.