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Massey researcher creates artificial molecules to target lung cancer mutations in hopes of developing novel treatments

Mario Acunzo, Ph.D., designs artificial molecules and uses them to target cancer-causing genetic mutations in hopes of developing new treatments for lung cancer and other forms of disease.

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Study finds newly approved breast cancer drug defeats the Ras genes notorious for causing many types of cancer

This image shows autophagic vesicles containing mutant K-Ras formed in the membrane of human pancreatic cancer cells after exposure to neratinib.

A new study led by VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Paul Dent, Ph.D., has shown the recently approved breast cancer drug neratinib can block the function of Ras as well as several other oncogenes through an unexpected process.

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Kandace McGuire joins VCU Massey Cancer Center as chief of breast surgery

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Kandace P. McGuire, M.D., has been appointed chief of breast surgery and surgical leader of the Breast Health Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center. She joined VCU in September 2017 and will also serve as an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the VCU School of Medicine.

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A life shaped by cancer inspires Massey volunteer to give back

Image of VCU Massey Cancer Center volunteer Laurie Crouch

Laurie Crouch says that, for better or worse, her “entire life has been shaped by cancer.” This is the reason she decided to return to VCU Massey Cancer Center to volunteer. 

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Recipe corner - savory pumpkin soup and autumn-spiced pumpkin seeds

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When selecting that perfect pumpkin to make your jack-o'-lantern, pick up another one to eat. Pumpkin can pump up nutrition in your meals. 

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