Massey physician co-led landmark research that establishes a new standard of care for young women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer
VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Charles Geyer, M.D., co-authored practice-changing, international research on breast cancer that this weekend was presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. This landmark study is the first to demonstrate that taking exemestane while blocking ovarian function reduces cancer recurrence in young women with hormone-receptive breast cancer.
Longtime Massey nurse wins distinguished award
For 15 years, Kevin Brigle, Ph.D., A.N.P., has served VCU Massey Cancer Center as a nurse practitioner. Working in the Hematological Malignancy Clinic, Brigle focuses on treating patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood borne cancers. Recently, Brigle was awarded the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Pearl Moore “Making a Difference” Award.
Cancer screening: An overview
Cancer screening is the subject of much debate. As new research discoveries are made, organizations like the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society have to reevaluate their screening guidelines based on the most current scientific evidence in order to ensure that patients are receiving the most up-to-date and well-informed recommendations.
The Story of Cancer: Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks at VCU
Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., an oncologist at Columbia University and author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” recently delivered two lectures to a packed audience at Virginia Commonwealth University’s historic Egyptian Building on the MCV Campus and at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on the Monroe Park Campus.
Simpler colonoscopies are safer
A new study by VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers discovered that as the complexity of colonoscopies increases, a higher risk of adverse events, such as GI bleeding or colonic perforation, are reported. Many factors affect the likelihood of those adverse events, including the surgeon’s colonoscopy volume and the type of the procedure and facility.