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Community Engagement & Health Equity, Research

Massey director co-chairs steering committee for AACR’s annual cancer disparities report

Jun 15, 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022 on June 8. The publication raises awareness of the enormous toll that cancer exacts on racial and ethnic minorities and other medically underserved populations, while highlighting areas of recent...

Research

Lawrence Research Retreat reflects the legacy of Massey’s first director, Dr. Walter Lawrence, Jr.

Jun 14, 2022

The Lawrence Research Retreat on June 10 was a day filled with firsts.   As the first, major in-person event for Massey leadership and researchers since the pandemic put events on hold for two years, the Lawrence Research Retreat radiated an air of comfort and collegiality. The Massey Nation showe...

Research

Massey director speaks on panel addressing cancer disparities among veterans

Jun 07, 2022

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates it diagnoses and treats about 43,000 new cases of cancer each year. This patient population has faced disparities over decades because of its diversity in race, ethnicity, genders and regions of the country represented. On June 4, 2022, Robe...

Research

Protein-based combination therapy overcomes tumor resistance to colorectal cancer treatment

Jun 03, 2022

New research published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research has identified a novel therapeutic strategy through which tumor resistance can be overcome to more effectively treat colorectal cancer. The third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United St...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Prevention & Control, Research

‘We can prevent 20-30,000 cancers a year’: Massey experts hold community conversation on HPV vaccination

May 06, 2022

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for population science and the Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., chair in Cancer Research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, says there is one question he and other cancer researchers, clinicians and advocates often hear: “What can I do to prevent cancer?” T...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Research

Community members drive inaugural Massey Breast Cancer Summit

Apr 22, 2022

On Tuesday, April 19, leaders from VCU Massey Cancer Center converged for the inaugural Breast Cancer Summit. They aimed to engage the community on priorities for research in an effort to close gaps in breast cancer inequities. “The importance of a summit like this is that our cancer center and com...

Center News & Funding, Research

Massey researcher to serve as president of behavioral medicine organization

Apr 21, 2022

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for population science and the Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., chair in Cancer Research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, has been named president-elect for the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). SBM is a nonprofit founded in 1978 to study the relationsh...

Prevention & Control, Research, Center News & Funding

Massey researcher awarded three-year grant for tobacco investigation

Apr 18, 2022

Mignonne C. Guy, Ph.D., a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center and an associate professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been awarded $845,0...

Research

Massey shines at international cancer research conference in New Orleans

Apr 14, 2022

VCU Massey Cancer Center reached an international audience during the recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference highlights the work of the best minds in cancer research from institutions all over the world, and a wide array o...

Research

Massey director receives prestigious lectureship at AACR annual meeting

Apr 12, 2022

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, was honored with the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship during the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The lectureship recognizes...

Research

Massey director honored with $100 million fellowship in his name: The Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program

Apr 11, 2022

During the opening ceremony of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022 on April 10, Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, stood on a stage in New Orleans, Louisiana, before an in-person audience of approximately 20,00...

Research

How the country's largest twin registry is supporting cancer research at Massey

Mar 30, 2022

The nation’s largest twin registry, based at Virginia Commonwealth University, plays a role in research across many disciplines and topics including the heredity of alcohol and drug abuse, psychiatric outcomes of bullying victimization, depression in women,  behavioral problems in children, and the ...

Research, Clinical

Black patients more likely to be excluded from pancreatic cancer clinical trials

Mar 29, 2022

Clinical trials are responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of drugs, and lead to virtually all standards of cancer care in the U.S. However, a recent study conducted by researchers from VCU Massey Cancer Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine and UF Health Cancer Center f...

Center News & Funding, Research, Community Engagement & Health Equity

Stand Up To Cancer and Southeastern cancer centers fight racial inequities in lung cancer

Mar 15, 2022

VCU Massey Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center and University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center secured a four-year, $3 million grant from Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) that will establish the SU2C Lung Cancer Health Equity Research Team and...

Research, Prevention & Control

Opinion: Ending cancer as we know it

Mar 01, 2022

The following opinion piece was first published in The Hill.  Noted philanthropist and cancer research advocate Mary Lasker once said, “If you think research is expensive, try disease!” This philosophy has been a driving force behind decades of progress against cancer, made possible by the robust co...

Center News & Funding, Research

Largest publicly shared gift for liver research in U.S. history to transform liver care at VCU

Feb 15, 2022

Virginia Commonwealth University will radically expand treatment options for liver and liver-related metabolic diseases thanks to a historic, transformational $104 million gift from Richard Todd Stravitz, M.D., and his family’s Barbara Brunckhorst Foundation. This gift is the largest in VCU’s histor...

COVID-19, Research

Cancer patients likely to believe COVID-19 misinformation

Feb 14, 2022

We’ve all heard them. Conspiracy theories and rumors about COVID-19 are rampant on the internet, and while some are relatively harmless, such as the belief that drinking water frequently will stave off infection, others are more dangerous, sowing seeds of mistrust in vaccines or leading people to sw...

Research

With personalized medicine, a shelved cancer drug could get another shot

Feb 08, 2022

A study by VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers published in today’s print edition of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics shows that triplatin is effective against triple negative breast cancer, which is the most aggressive form of breast cancer and has few targeted therapies. Triplatin, a 30-year-old dru...

Research

Prominent sleep expert joins VCU to tackle insomnia among cancer patients

Jan 27, 2022

About 80% of people diagnosed with or undergoing treatment for cancer will experience insomnia. And Oxana Palesh, Ph.D., M.P.H., knows insomnia is more than an inconvenience. “Sleep disruption is associated with every aspect of functioning. And it never makes someone’s quality of life better,” sa...

Prevention & Control, Research

Massey researcher to serve on FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

Jan 26, 2022

Mignonne C. Guy, Ph.D., a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center and associate professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences, has been appointed to the U.S...

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