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Massey becomes first in Virginia to offer FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapy

T-Cell attacking cancer

VCU Massey Cancer Center is now an official treatment center for Yescarta by Kite Pharma for adult patients with recurrent or refractory B-cell lymphoma, making it the first in Virginia to offer an FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapy.

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Thousands of women with breast cancer may be spared chemotherapy, thanks to landmark study co-authored by Massey physician-researcher

Seventy percent of women with the most common type of newly diagnosed breast cancer can now be identified and safely skip chemotherapy, according to the results of a landmark 12-year clinical research study.

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Experimental drug combined with radiation selectively kills brain tumors in pre-clinical studies

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A new study led by scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center has shown that an experimental drug known as AZ32 selectively sensitizes brain tumors to radiation and significantly extends the survival of mouse models with human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer. 

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Massey celebrates groundbreaking of new pavilion for outpatient cancer care

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VCU Health and VCU Massey Cancer Center broke ground on a new outpatient oncology pavilion on the downtown medical campus. The oncology pavilion is part of a VCU Health outpatient facility that is the largest capital construction project in the health system’s history. The state-of-the-art facility features 16 stories and 603,000 square feet with two entrances: one side for Massey’s outpatient cancer care and the other side housing a variety of outpatient clinics such as orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The oncology pavilion will be the new hub for the majority of Massey’s cancer services downtown. The facilities are intended to create a connected patient experience and single point of care where all of the various cancer services are available under one roof. With greater convenience, comforts and aesthetics, the pavilion is designed to give patients a welcoming and healing environment. 

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Recipe corner: summer vegetable chicken and yogurt berry popsicles

This month's recipes feature a dish loaded with summer vegetables, many of which are grown locally here in Virginia, and a sweet treat full of fresh fruits. Whether you need an idea for a quick, healthy dinner or a fun, wholesome snack to cool down with, these recipes are sure to help you welcome the summer months.

 

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