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VCU Massey Cancer Center

VCU Massey Cancer Center is making headlines locally and globally for its renown in leading and shaping the fight against cancer. Check out highlights of Massey's press coverage and monthly summaries of news clippings below.

Highlights of press coverage

Courage in the Face of Cancer, August 17, 2013
The wife of a Massey patient reflected on positive and inspiring experiences at Massey.

New Protein Discovery May Help Develop Powerful New Cancer Drugs, August 2, 2013
Massey researcher Charles Chalfant was interviewed about a new cancer-related protein that he co-discovered.

Massey doctors start 2nd clinical trial for promising breast cancer treatment, July 23, 2016
Article discusses two Massey doctors, Paul Dent and Andrew Poklepovic, and their new drug mixture that has shown great promise in treating advanced forms of cancerous tumors, particularly in cases of breast cancer.

Deadly and beautiful: The mesmerizing images of cancer research, July 11, 2016
An article highlights the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Close Up 2016 project– a collection featuring microscopy photographs of cancer-related cells, tissues and molecules from researchers at two dozen of the nation’s leading cancer centers, including Massey.

Exclusive: TV Star’s Cancer Battle, January 22, 2016
Actress Danielle Spencer, star of the hit 70s TV show What’s Happening!!, described her double mastectomy performed by Massey surgical oncologist Brian Kaplan.

Dad with cancer given chance to see his daughter get married from his hospital bed, December 10, 2015
The Today show online featured an article about how Massey's inpatient unit helped organize a bedside wedding for the daughter of a hospitalized patient.

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Should Remain Unchanged, October 26, 2015
In an op-ed, Massey breast radiologist Gilda Cardenosa argued against the American Cancer Society's changes to breast cancer screening guidelines.

New cancer research at Massey will focus on treating mutations, August 6, 2015
A TV news segment reported that Massey is helping to lead the largest precision oncology clinical trial ever conducted.

A True Patient Advocate and Holistic Caregiver, June 16, 2015
A Massey patient testimonial complimented the care received by radiation oncology nurse Melinda Roach.

VCU Massey Cancer Center Performs Next-Generation Genome Sequencing For Cancer Treatment, November 6, 2014
A radio segment reported that Massey is the first in the state to perform genome sequencing for precision cancer treatment.

The Dream Team: Specialists join together to fight breast cancer, October 1, 2014
Massey's multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer was highlighted.

‘Angelina Effect’ boosts breast cancer referrals, study finds, September 23, 2014
Massey surgical oncologist Harry Bear commented on the so-called ”Angelina effect” that may have led more women with family histories of breast cancer to undergo counseling and gene testing.

Healing through laughter, August 1, 2014
Massey patient Kim McGaughey was featured for fighting cancer with the help of her friends and their "chemo parties."

Cancer-stricken teen receives help from community, May 18, 2014
Massey patient Alexis Quance was interviewed on the Today show about her cancer support system.

New Study Results: Calmare® Pain Therapy Device May Reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Pain Scores by About 30%, April 30, 2014
Featured were results from a study led by Massey researchers that demonstrated that the Calmare Pain Therapy Device reduced chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

VCU researchers find treatment link between cancer and allergy medicine, April 24, 2014
A news segment reported that Massey researchers have uncovered a connection between allergies and cancer.

Pushing Patients to Seek Value, Whatever That Is, November 19, 2013
Massey researcher Steven Woolf provided expert commentary on how patients define value in primary care services.

Medicare choices tricky even for med students, doctors, October 15, 2013
Highlighted was a study by Massey researcher Andrew Barnes on Medicare Part D plans.

Discovering the tools to fight: Massey is exploring new ways to win the breast cancer battle, October 5, 2013
The innovative technology, research and doctors leading Massey's breast cancer care were featured.

Monthly media summaries

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