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Heartbreak and hope inspire Massey Challenge participants to fundraise for cancer research

For the fourteenth year, VCU Massey Cancer Center was proud to be an official charitable partner of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K. A Sports Backers’ event, the race has become one of Richmond’s most iconic events and beloved traditions over its 20-year history. In the months leading up to the 10K, hundreds of walkers, runners and cancer awareness advocates made their miles matter by fundraising for Massey’s lifesaving cancer research through an initiative known as the Massey Challenge.

 

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Saïd Sebti

Saïd Sebti named associate director for basic research at VCU Massey Cancer Center

Saïd Sebti named associate director for basic research at VCU Massey Cancer Center. An NCI Outstanding Investigator Awardee and a pioneer in drug discovery and development, Sebti holds 80 patents and several technology licenses.

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Ronald Gartenhaus

Ronald Gartenhaus joins Massey as associate director for veteran’s health

Lymphoma expert Ronald B. Gartenhaus, M.D., has been jointly appointed as associate director for veteran’s health at VCU Massey Cancer Center and inaugural director of a new cancer center at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He will also join the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine as a professor.

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Massey researcher awarded over $5 million to investigate pediatric obesity and cancer-related co-morbidities

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Melanie Bean, Ph.D., L.C.P., was awarded over $5 million in grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study factors that may impact pediatric obesity and cancer-related co-morbidities among traditionally underserved populations.

 

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Portrait of Dr. Kandace Mcguire

Q&A with Dr. Kandace McGuire on new mammography guidelines from The American Society of Breast Surgeons

This week, The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new mammogram guidelines that recommend women of average risk of breast cancer should begin annual screening mammograms starting at age 40 and that women over 25 should undergo a formal risk assessment for breast cancer. Kandace McGuire, M.D., chief of breast surgery and director of the Breast Cancer Collaborative Care Clinic at VCU Massey Cancer Center, supports these new guidelines even though they differ from those suggested by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Cancer Society (ACS). 

In this Q&A, Dr. McGuire discusses the new guidelines and the reasons she supports them.

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