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Daily Mail: Hats off - July 12, 2014

About 11,000 West Virginia residents are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to the state’s Cancer Registry. The cancer incidence rate is about 500 per 100,000 population.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in West Virginia as well as in the U.S. What’s more, treatment of those suffering from cancer can be long, painful and expensive.

But there’s good news coming out of Marshall University. As the Daily Mail’s Josephine Mendez recently reported; http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20140629/DM01/140629220/1300, Drs. Pier Paolo Claudio of the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Jagan Valluri of the Department of Biological Sciences have developed a new way to personalize chemotherapy treatments.

The treatment has the potential to decrease the number of toxins that patients are exposed to during treatment, increase survival rates and save patients and payers substantial money.

The ChemoID cancer therapy will go national in September.

Hats Off to Drs. Claudio and Valluri, and everyone researching ways to find cures for cancer.


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