The $125 billion question: how will the ACA affect cancer survivors?
In 2010, the total cost of cancer care in the United States reached $125 billion. Cancer patients are also living longer today, which is further increasing the cost of their continued care. As the health insurance exchanges have opened and heated debate about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues, many questions remain, including the $125 billion question: “How will the ACA affect the most expensive disease: cancer?”
Poems by former VCU Massey medical oncologist published
A collection of personal poems by the late Susan Mellette, M.D., who was a distinguished oncologist at VCU Massey Cancer Center, have been compiled by the author’s son and daughter and published in a book called Fighting Cancer One Patient at a Time: The Poems of Dr. Susan J. Mellette.
Massey physicians voted as Richmond’s Top Doctors
For the fifth year in a row and 12th year overall, VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians were recognized as “Top Docs” in Richmond Magazine’s April 2015 issue.
Making the list were 28 doctors from various specialties at VCU Medical Center who provide oncology-related care to Massey's patients. The selections were the result of a survey that asked Richmond-area physicians who they would recommend in a range of specialties.
VCU Massey Cancer Center to offer free head and neck cancer screenings
Get your free head and neck cancer screening from the physicians at VCU Massey Cancer Center on April 16 at the Dalton Oncology Clinic located on the ground floor of North Hospital, 1300 E. Marshall St., Richmond. Head and neck cancers include cancer of the mouth, throat, tonsils, nasal cavity, sinuses and salivary glands, and can often be cured if detected early. Screenings are especially recommended for adults 18 years and older who smoke and/or drink alcohol, or who have a family history of head and neck cancer. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. Please call (804) 828-5465 to schedule your appointment.
Massey Challenge Expanding Across Virginia
The Massey Challenge is not over with the UKROP’S Monument Avenue 10k this year! There are three more partnership events throughout Virginia happening in April and May. This means Massey Challenge participants can continue to “make miles matter” through participation in more events! Visit www.run4massey.org to learn more and pick your Challenge.
Chat on colorectal cancer
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, ABC News National Health hosted a Twitter chat on the subject last week with everyone from clinicians to patients providing commentary. VCU Massey Cancer Center’s medical oncologist Khalid Matin, M.D., F.A.C.P., was able to answer questions and elaborate on the discussion topics posed by the moderator. An expert in gastrointestinal cancers, Matin is also the medical director of community oncology and clinical research affiliations at VCU Massey Cancer Center and an associate professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care in the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine.