Two Massey genetic counselors appointed to state advisory board
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced the appointment of Heather A. Creswick, M.S., C.G.C., and John M. Quillin, Ph.D., C.G.C., both genetic counselors at VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Familial Cancer Clinic, to Virginia’s Advisory Board on Genetic Counseling (AB).
Building resiliency through the cancer experience
According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, and there are expected to be 18 million by 2022—that is 18 million people who have had their lives up-ended by cancer, faced their mortality, suffered through treatment and redefined their definition of a “normal” life. And when you think of how these effects ripple through the lives of their caregivers and loved ones, the number of people affected by cancer grows tremendously.
Massey physician-researcher honored with health care service award
VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Todd Adams, M.D., was recently awarded the 2016 Sherry Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) for his “commitment to the fight against breast cancer”.
Adams is a radiation oncologist and member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at Massey as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at VCU School of Medicine.
The award was named after a former healthcare administrator and co-founder of the VBCF who died from breast cancer in 1993. The award is given by the VBCF to recognize health care workers in Virginia who “exhibit a deep and abiding commitment to the fight against breast cancer.”
Jackie Walters to Keynote the Women & Wellness Signature Luncheon
VCU Massey Cancer Center will welcome Jackie Walters, M.D., as keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Women & Wellness luncheon on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at The Jefferson Hotel.
Team member highlight: Whitney Burton
VCU Massey Cancer Center’s social workers are a really special group. They work with our patients to address psycho-social and emotional needs that can accompany a cancer diagnosis. In this month’s team member highlight, we talk with licensed clinical social worker Whitney Burton about her role and some of the most common needs of our patients.