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VCU Massey researchers uncover process that drives prostate cancer metastasis

Zheng Fu, Ph.D.

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. 

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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.

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Annual Massey conference brings together Virginia cancer experts

2016 Affiliate Retreat - Khalid Matin

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. 

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Integrative health recipe corner: mediterranean cucumber salad & chickpea medley

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and American Cancer Society (ACS) both recommend a diet that is high in plant-based nutrition for cancer prevention and survivorship. This month’s Recipe Corner highlights garbanzo beans, or chickpeas. 

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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.

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