VCU Massey Cancer Center

2016 Archive

Massey researcher awarded grant to develop treatment for metastatic cancer

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Paula Bos, Ph.D., was recently awarded a 2016 Metastatic Cancer Research Grant from METAvivor Research and Support Inc. The grant funding will support Bos in expanding her research on brain metastasis.

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Innovative Massey educator recognized with university’s highest honor for staff

Polly Cole headshot

VCU Massey Cancer Center community health educator Polly Cole was recently honored with Virginia Commonwealth University’s highest honor for staff and A&P (administrative and professional) faculty: the 2016 VCU President’s Award of Excellence. 

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Vanessa B. Sheppard named Massey's associate director for disparities research

VCU Massey Cancer Center welcomes Vanessa B. Sheppard, Ph.D., as the associate director for disparities research. At Massey she will also serve as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control program. She joined the VCU School of Medicine in September 2016 as chair of and professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy. 

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Massey researchers discover tumor cell target that can be inhibited to develop novel immunotherapy

VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a mechanism used by tumor cells to hide from the immune system and pinpointed a cellular target that may lead to a novel form of immunotherapy.

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A bittersweet goodbye

Jonathon Haith stood behind a table in VCU Medical Center’s North Hospital lobby handing out hand-baked cakes to patients exiting the Dalton Oncology Clinic at VCU Massey Cancer Center. 

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