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Massey physicians named Richmond’s “Top Docs”

Apr 07, 2021

Richmond Magazine’s annual list of “Top Docs” once again recognizes a number of VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians. Featured in the magazine’s April 2021 issue, the list includes 46 doctors from varied specialties who provide oncology-related care to Massey’s patients, including 16 who care for ped...

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Support your doctor on National Doctors' Day

Mar 29, 2021

Your doctor is more than a caregiver. At VCU Massey Cancer Center, our doctors are champions, confidants and, through challenging times, heroes. National Doctors’ Day honors physicians across the U.S. for their dedication to their patients and commitment to improving health. Cancer does not stop fo...

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Massey specialists awarded $5 million to enhance lung cancer screening and treatment for veterans

Mar 26, 2021

A group of cancer specialists at VCU Massey Cancer Center were recently awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a lung cancer screening and precision oncology program within the Central Virginia Veterans Affairs Health Care System (CVHCS). Co-principal investigat...

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2020 Street of Hope and George Emerson bring the community together, raise $400,000 for innovative cancer research at Massey

Feb 25, 2021

For Richmond developer and cancer survivor George Emerson (B.S.’78/B) and four of Richmond’s top builders at Eagle Construction, Eastwood Homes, HHHunt Homes and Main Street Homes, showing and selling new riverfront homes in the Chesterfield neighborhood of Meadowville Landing this year is about mor...

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Susan Hong appointed as director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Massey

Feb 03, 2021

Susan Hong, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, joined VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Health in January as the director of the Cancer Survivorship Program. She also holds the RGC Professorship in Cancer Research and is an associate professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care at the VCU ...

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Katie Barnes joins Massey and VCU Health as vice president of the Cancer Service Line

Dec 15, 2020

This week, VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Health System welcomed Katie Barnes, MPA, as vice president of the Cancer Service Line. The Cancer Service Line is a new collaborative model designed to fulfill strategic initiatives for Massey while maintaining close alignment with VCU Health System. “In ...

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First-of-its-kind research receives funding to unlock molecular secrets

Nov 19, 2020

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher John Hackett, Ph.D., is at the forefront of integrating computer simulations with laboratory experiments to understand complex biological systems at the molecular level. His work has tremendous implications for the development of drugs to treat a range of diseases...

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Massey researcher awarded $465,000 to investigate HPV, head and neck cancers

Sep 09, 2020

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Larisa Litovchick, M.D., Ph.D., was recently awarded $465,000 from the National Institute of Dental and Cranial Research to further investigate how human papillomavirus (HPV) leads to head and neck cancers. Findings may aid the development of novel targeted treatm...

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$2.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute funds new viral-based gene therapies for lung cancer at Massey

Aug 04, 2020

Mutations in the p53 gene are found in more than half of all cancers, yet it has proven to be very difficult to target the gene with therapeutic drugs even 40 years after its discovery. VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers Sumitra Deb, Ph.D., and Brad Windle, Ph.D., are hoping to turn the tide with ...

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Massey researcher elected to the International Statistical Institute

Jul 20, 2020

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., was recently elected as a member of the prestigious International Statistical Institute. The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1885 to promote the understanding, development and good pra...

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$1.4m NCI grant will help develop promising new treatment for aggressive childhood cancer

Jul 06, 2020

VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have been awarded a grant totaling more than $1.4 million over four years from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to drive the development of a new treatment for MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma, an aggressive subset of pediatric nervous system cancer marked by over...

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Massey awarded grant to collaborate with other elite cancer institutes on cutting-edge clinical trials

Jul 06, 2020

VCU Massey Cancer Center has received a UM1 sub-award from the National Cancer Institute to participate in the North American Star Consortium (NASC), an association of leading cancer institutes that collaborate on novel National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored clinical trials featuring some of the ...

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Massey Cancer Center director Robert Winn, M.D., joins two influential cancer boards

Jul 01, 2020

VCU Massey Cancer Center director Robert Winn, M.D., recently joined the boards of directors of two influential cancer organizations, the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and LUNGevity Foundation. The AACI is a membership-based organization comprised of 102 of the leading academic an...

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Massey researchers among recipients of VCU grants to rapidly address COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Eleven VCU Massey Cancer Center research members will receive funding to quickly pivot or expand their work to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health system and the community. The researchers were among nearly 70 investigators who applied for support through the VCU COVID-19 Rapid...

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Massey researcher recognized for substantial contributions to the field of biostatistical research methodology and oral health epidemiology

May 20, 2020

Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., a research member at VCU Massey Cancer Center and the director of Massey’s Biostatistics Shared Resource core, has been selected by the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International as the 2020 Gertrude M. Cox awardee. Bandyopadhyay, who is also a professor in t...

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Massey researchers awarded $1.5M to study combination therapy for triple negative breast cancer

Apr 29, 2020

Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center were awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to study whether a novel combination therapy can stimulate the immune system and enhance treatment response in triple negative breast cancer. David Gewirtz, Ph.D., member of the Developmental Therape...

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Massey’s new director sets bold vision

Apr 13, 2020

Robert Winn, M.D., began as director of VCU Massey Cancer Center in December 2019 and has quickly hit the ground running to enact an ambitious agenda. Since early March he has also led Massey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the lives of many patients and families. Protecting cancer pat...

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Shawn Wang named program leader of Developmental Therapeutics at Massey

Apr 10, 2020

Massey researcher Xiang-Yang (Shawn) Wang, Ph.D., has been appointed as the co-leader of the Developmental Therapeutics (DT) research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center. He will serve in this role alongside Steven Grant, M.D., who has co-led the program since 2011, and Anthony Faber, Ph.D., who has...

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Virginia cancer experts attend annual Massey symposium and research retreat

Mar 16, 2020

The retreat provided an opportunity for Massey’s clinical research partners from across the state to learn about promising clinical trials and discuss administrative topics related to clinical research operations and collaborations. This year’s discussions focused on Massey’s UPBEAT clinical trial f...

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Massey researcher awarded $450K to identify effective drug combinations for triple negative breast cancer

Dec 10, 2019

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Chuck Harrell, Ph.D., was awarded $450,000 from Susan G. Komen to identify new drug combinations that can be used to more effectively treat a key population of advanced breast cancer patients. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of disease t...

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