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Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D. speaks at the inaugural Director’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars Seminar Series

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Massey launches new seminar series with Sidney Kimmel leader, focus on pancreatic cancer

Feb 13, 2024

Last week, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center held its inaugural Director’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars Seminar Series, featuring Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., deputy director of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and ch...



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Massey hosts community outreach meeting in Petersburg to promote cancer health equity

Feb 13, 2024

On Jan. 25, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center's office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) hosted the largest Allies in Health for Underserved Groups (AHUG) meeting to date at the Petersburg Public Library. Led by Tina Fonteneau, 40 individuals attended the meeting, representing 34 organ...

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Massey launches new seminar series with Sidney Kimmel leader, focus on pancreatic cancer

Feb 13, 2024

Last week, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center held its inaugural Director’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars Seminar Series, featuring Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., deputy director of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and chair of the President's Cancer Panel, which advises...

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Massey director joins American Cancer Society, National Football League for prostate cancer panel discussion

Feb 09, 2024

As fans flocked to Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Football League (NFL) were also there, leveraging interest in the big game to address prostate cancer disparities. On Tuesday Feb. 6, the NFL and ACS hosted “Crucial Catch LIVE,” a panel d...

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Local high school student’s service project benefits Massey patients: ‘There are people loving and supporting them.’

Feb 08, 2024

Shrisha Ramiya entered the Goodwin Research Laboratory at VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center on Feb. 2 with a smile on her face and four gift bags in her arms. Ramiya, a freshman at J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico County, dropped off more than two dozen headbands she crocheted for patien...

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Massey seed grant year in review: Baptist General Convention of Virginia

Jan 31, 2024

Virginia Union University’s School of Theology founded the Baptist General Convention of Virginia (BGCV) in 1899. According to the BGCV, it operates by a mission to “unite and equip churches, ministries, associations and constituents to do holistic ministry that propagate the Gospel, advances the Ki...

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Celebrating 50 years of VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jan 29, 2024

In 2024, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is celebrating 50 years of fueling innovation in cancer research, building community trust through partnership and training the next generation of cancer specialists to continue its legacy of patient- and community-centered care. Founded in 1974, Mass...

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Cancer Doesn’t Wait: Three-year chair of Women and Wellness brought focus on women empowering women to legacy event

Jan 29, 2024

From an early age, Connie Hom had a unique perspective on the importance of cancer research. Her mother was a technician in a leukemia research lab and was vocal about her conviction that her work’s meaning was rooted in its potential to extend someone’s time with a loved one. Years later, Connie, o...

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Massey seed grant year in review: Firefighter Cancer Support Network-Virginia

Jan 24, 2024

In 2023, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded a $5,000 seed grant to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network-Virginia (FCSN). The funding makes up the first level of Massey’s Community Grant Initiative, which invests in community-led programs that promote health, health equity and person-ce...

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Massey’s Facts & Faith Fridays honored at annual MLK event

Jan 23, 2024

In a keynote address titled “A City Called Heaven,” Yewande Austin shared how an African American spiritual of the same name and others propelled her toward a career in social justice while she was a college student. “When you hear those melodies, you feel them in your soul,” said Austin, the found...

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NIH Director Monica Bertagnolli, M.D., to join Facts & Faith Fridays

Jan 19, 2024

Program note - February 5, 2024: Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D.'s appearance on the February 16 Facts & Faith Fridays virtual session will be rescheduled, date to be announced. On Friday, February 16, 2024, Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., director of the National Institutes of Health, will join VCU Masse...

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Massey seed grant year in review: Us Giving Richmond Connections

Jan 17, 2024

In 2023, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded a $5,000 seed grant to Us Giving Richmond Connections (UGRC). The funding makes up the first level of Massey’s Community Grant Initiative, which invests in community-led programs that promote health, health equity and person-centered care acros...

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Thoughtful mentors, tough questions: Arnethea Sutton’s journey to a career in health disparities research

Jan 16, 2024

Pursuing a career as a researcher — a researcher who is working to understand why Black women with breast cancer experience poorer outcomes from treatments—wasn’t originally part of the plan for Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D., when she set foot on Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus as a f...

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More than 40 Massey providers make Virginia Business’ first Top Doctors list

Jan 16, 2024

Out of more than 6,000 doctors who were submitted by their colleagues this year, more than 40 affiliated with VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center were recognized among Virginia’s Top Doctors by Virginia Business. This is the first year Virginia Business has compiled a list of top-ranked provider...

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November/December 2023: Published research at Massey

Jan 16, 2024

As one of just two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Virginia, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of the nation’s cancer research efforts. Researchers at Massey conduct laboratory-based basic, population, and clinical and translational-focused research to advance...

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Massey seed grant year in review: Greater Norfolk Medical Society of South Hampton Roads

Jan 10, 2024

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded a 2023 seed grant to the Greater Norfolk Medical Society of South Hampton Roads (GNMS of SHR). Founded in the early 1900s as the Norfolk Medical Society, the organization allowed African American physicians to provide medical and social leadership to th...

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Massey seed grant year in review: Virginia Community Health Worker Association

Jan 03, 2024

In 2023, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded a $5,000 seed grant to the Virginia Community Health Worker Association (VACHWA). The seed grant is the first level of funding available through Massey’s Community Grant Initiative. Massey spoke with Shanteny Jackson, M.A., CCHW, CSAC, the exec...

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Massey seed grant year in review: Hitting Cancer Below the Belt

Dec 27, 2023

In 2023, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded a $5,000 seed grant to Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2), a Midlothian, Va.-based nonprofit that has provided colorectal cancer (CRC) education and services since its founding in 2012. The seed grant is the first level of funding available t...

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2023 in review: The year’s top stories from Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dec 21, 2023

This year, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center clinicians, researchers and staff once again dedicated their efforts to delivering innovative, patient-centered care informed by cutting-edge research and community conversations. Here are some of the top stories highlighting those efforts in 2023: M...

Research

Groundbreaking discovery unveils promising anticancer drug targeting KRAS protein

Dec 18, 2023

Through a highly collaborative research effort led by the laboratory of Saïd Sebti, Ph.D, at the VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center, a team of scientists has successfully developed a groundbreaking targeted therapy that hones in on the KRAS protein that drives some of the deadliest human cancers...

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How to support caregivers over the holidays

Dec 13, 2023

Whether we’re giving thanks or giving gifts to show someone we care for them, November and December tend to be busy times for many families. For those who are the primary caregiver of a chronically ill or medically vulnerable loved one, the extra planning and festivities can be especially draining. ...

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