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After losing her daughter to brain cancer, a mother turned heartbreak into hope
Swadesh K. Das elected as a National Academy of Inventors senior member
Rural upbringing ignites passion for helping underserved cancer patient populations
Massey researchers first to show that a specific protein inhibitor successfully kills multiple myeloma tumor cells
VCU Massey Cancer Center partners with Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU to offer CAR T-cell therapy to children
VCU Quest Fund boosts promising cancer research at Massey
Martin studies epigenetic modulators in breast cancer and guides researchers in tumor cell analysis
Recipe corner: roasted acorn squash and pumpkin overnight oats
Massey researcher captains Swim Across America fundraising team in honor of his wife
Massey leading statewide survey to improve cancer prevention and curb health disparities among Virginians
Dr. Gordon Ginder honored for his 22 years of leadership at Massey
Deborah Norville to keynote the Women & Wellness Signature Breakfast and Luncheon
Recipe corner: fig and feta flatbread, simple fig bars
NCI Cancer Moonshot grant supports new approach to boost immunotherapies at Massey
Massey oncologists echo findings that suggest a modified drug combination may reduce risk of recurrence for some breast cancer patients
Zhu designs drug delivery systems to test nanovaccines for brain and skin cancer
Recipe corner: grilled summer vegetable kabobs and honey drizzled peaches
Following her cancer diagnosis, advocacy for cancer research at Massey becomes personal for long-time supporter Anne Boevé
Art therapy at Massey offers a colorful perspective on healing
Massey Postdoc Receives Prestigious Research Fellowship
Massey researcher studies protein found in cancer cells and platelets to inform the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases
Recipe corner: summer potato salad and vinaigrette fruit sundae
Massey endorses statement to Congress: “We can and must eliminate HPV-related cancers”
Massey researcher awarded $5.4 million to investigate novel therapies for liver cancer
Newly discovered process for p53 gene regulation sheds light on how to make cancer therapies more effective
VCU Massey Cancer Center hosts annual Cancer Research Retreat
A simple, fast and less-costly approach to diagnosing blood cancers?
VCU Massey Cancer and Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Collaborate to Enhance Cancer Care in the Northern Neck Region
Neigh studies adolescent stress as a means to inform improved therapeutics and guide personalized treatment plans for cancer patients
Making time for mammograms: a message of hope and survivorship
Massey researchers first to develop comprehensive models of "seeds and soil" as a means to combat breast cancer metastasis
Recipe corner: summer salads
Heartbreak and hope inspire Massey Challenge participants to fundraise for cancer research
Saïd Sebti named associate director for basic research at VCU Massey Cancer Center
Ronald Gartenhaus joins Massey as associate director for veteran’s health
Massey researcher awarded over $5 million to investigate pediatric obesity and cancer- related co-morbidities
Q&A with Dr. Kandace McGuire on new mammography guidelines
Recipe corner: fiesta crock pot lettuce wraps and infused water
Massey scientists discover potential breakthrough in the understanding of tumor dormancy and earn $1.2M to investigate novel cancer therapeutics
Virginia cancer experts convene for annual conference and research retreat
Xue studies complex determinants of tobacco use, obesity and other risk factors for cancer and chronic disease
Massey researcher awarded $140,000 to study factors affecting whether and how cancer patients utilize palliative care
Massey physicians named Richmond’s “Top Docs”
Massey researchers receive grant to help VCU adopt tobacco-free campus policy
Scientists home in on microRNA processing for novel cancer therapies
Cowart studies lipids linked to obesity-related disease
Massey researchers awarded $1.1M to investigate treatment options for nerve damage caused by chemotherapy
From adenocarcinoma to advocacy, the Talleys show together is stronger
Massey expert provides insight on pancreatic cancer
“Virtual focus groups” uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities
Atfi studies proteins associated with pancreatic cancer, weight loss and diabetes as a means to develop novel immunotherapies
Recipe corner: green spring bowl and green energy smoothie
Massey researcher awarded $650,000 to study how immune cells affect the spread of breast cancer to the brain
Diet and nutrition: spices for cancer prevention
Mother-daughter duo make fundraising a family affair with the Massey Challenge
There are no targeted drugs to treat triple-negative breast cancer. A VCU student aims to fix that.
First Citizens Bank teams up with Massey to champion communitywide fundraising program
Massey awarded American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants
Scientists target the tumor microenvironment to shut down liver cancer
From diagnosis to recovery, Massey’s nurse navigators are a guiding light for patients
Massey researcher named a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Diet and nutrition: immunity
Recipe corner: spicy sweet potato hummus and spinach artichoke lasagna
Diet and nutrition: super seeds
Recipe corner: fiesta butternut squash and chicken soup; sweet and spicy pecans
What are the uses of genetic testing that may be important for you to know?
Diagnostic testing Diagnostic testing is used to identify or confirm the diagnosis of a disease or condition in a person or a family. Diagnostic testing gives a yes-or-no answer in most cases. It is sometimes helpful in determining the course of a disease and the choice of treatment. Examples of diagnostic testing include chromosome studies, direct DNA studies, biochemical genetic testing and protein truncation testing.
Predictive genetic testing Predictive genetic testing determines the chances that a healthy individual with or without a family history of a certain disease might develop that disease. There is predictive testing available for some adult-onset conditions (those diseases with symptoms that develop in adulthood) such as some types of cancer, cardiovascular disease and some single gene disorders.
Presymptomatic genetic testing Presymptomatic genetic testing is used to determine whether a person who has a family history of a disease, but no current symptoms, has the gene alteration associated with risk of disease.
Carrier testing Carrier testing is performed to determine whether a person carries one copy of an altered gene for a particular disease.
Prenatal diagnosis Prenatal diagnosis is used to diagnose a genetic disease or condition in the developing fetus.
Preimplantation studies Preimplantation studies are used following in vitro fertilization to diagnose a genetic disease or condition in an embryo before it is implanted into the mother’s uterus.
Newborn screening Newborn screening is performed in newborns in state public health programs to detect certain genetic diseases for which early diagnosis and treatment are available.