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?”
VCU Massey researchers uncover process that drives prostate cancer metastasis
Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center have uncovered a novel function of the gene PLK1 (polo-like kinase 1) that helps prostate cancer cells metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body. This mechanism highlights new potential targets for cancer therapies and challenges the previous understanding of PLK1’s role in cancer growth and progression.
Health fair connects patients and families with Massey’s integrative health resources
On Tuesday, March 29, Massey hosted an integrative health resource fair for cancer patients and their family and caregivers to help better inform them of Massey’s integrative health services.
Annual Massey conference brings together Virginia cancer experts
Oncologists and cancer clinical researchers from across Virginia came together at VCU Massey Cancer Center’s 4th annual Cancer Symposium and Clinical Research Affiliation Network Retreat on April 8 and 9 at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen, VA.
Portable device offers alternative treatment for GBM patients
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common form of primary brain cancer diagnosed in adults and expected to affect more than 12,000 individuals in the U.S. this year alone, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Massey Physicians named Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs 2016
VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians again were recognized in Richmond Magazine’s annual list of “Top Docs.” Featured in the magazine’s April 2016 issue, the list includes 31 doctors from varied specialties who provide oncology-related care to Massey’s patients, including 10 who care for pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The selections were the result of a survey that asked Richmond-area physicians who they would recommend in a range of specialties.