Second opinions led to improved care and a clinical trial
Richmonder Bindu Panapalli’s experience with ovarian cancer has been difficult, but it’s hard to tell due to her cheerful disposition and contagious laugh. She recently finished treatments for ovarian cancer, and is now participating in a clinical trial studying the effects of diet and exercise on ovarian cancer recurrence.
Tips and inspiration for cancer survivorship
At VCU Massey Cancer Center, we believe that cancer survivorship begins at the point of diagnosis. In honor of National Cancer Survivors Month, we're sharing advice and goals for survivorship care for those who may be nearing the end of their treatments and are in remission. And to help inspire others on the various points along the survivorship spectrum, we included testimony from some of our current and former patients.
Massey researcher studies the effect of lipids on the development of cancer and other diseases
Massey cancer researcher Binks Wattenberg, Ph.D., studies the role that biological molecules play in the development of cancer and other malignancies in hopes of developing tools to potentially control and inhibit growth at the cellular level for a variety of diseases. Wattenberg joined VCU Massey Cancer Center as a member of the Cancer Cell Signaling research program in 2016 and is an associate professor in biochemistry and molecular biology at the VCU School of Medicine.
Massey oncologist identifies underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trial participation for gynecologic cancers
In the United States in 2017, it is estimated that more than 95,000 women will be diagnosed with one of the three most common gynecologic malignancies: cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. A recent study underlines the ongoing need to improve representation of racial and ethnic minorities and elderly patients in national clinical trials.
Massey physician-researcher receives Career Development Award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation
Massey physician-researcher Victor Yazbeck, M.D., was given a Clinical Investigator Career Development Award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation in March 2017, one of only four such awards given out this year.