CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today announced $228,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia University (WVU) to support the research of oral diseases and disorders, specifically head and neck cancers with smoking-associated genes.

“I am happy to see HHS delivering funding to WVU for critical cancer research. By supporting research programs like this at WVU, we get closer to finding those at risk of cancer and helping them avoid the worst outcomes of this terrible disease. As the top Republican on the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, I look forward to seeing how researchers at WVU use this funding to advance their research capabilities when it comes to these diseases and disorders,” Ranking Member Capito said.

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