Top 5 stories from 2013
2013 brought on some great new research from Massey. Here are the top five stories from the past year: 1. Targeted viral therapy destroys breast cancer stem cells in preclinical experiments 2. Drug combination therapy causes cancer cells to "eat themselves" 3. From head to toe: how to perform a skin self-exam 4. Researchers look to mathematics, nature...
Six Massey physicians earn 2013 Best Bedside Manner recognition
In the December 2013 issue of Our Health Richmond magazine, six Massey physicians were recognized for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness when working with patients. These inaugural Best Bedside Manner Awards seek to recognize professionals who incorporate compassionate care into their practice.
Scientists uncover new target for brain cancer treatment
A new study is giving researchers hope that novel targeted therapies can be developed for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer, after demonstrating for the first time that a gene known as melanoma differentiation associated gene-9/syntenin (mda-9/syntenin) is a driving force behind the disease’s aggressive and invasive nature.
Researchers hope newly discovered gene interaction could lead to novel cancer therapies
Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University have revealed how two genes interact to kill a wide range of cancer cells. Originally discovered by the study’s lead investigator Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., the genes known as mda-7/IL-24 and SARI could potentially be harnessed to treat both primary and metastatic forms of brain, breast, colon, lung, ovary, prostate, skin and other cancers.
Massey researcher Steven Grant to play key role at prestigious international cancer research conference
VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Steven Grant, M.D., was recently selected to serve as chairperson of the Small Molecule Therapeutic Agents Section of the Molecular Therapeutics Subcommittee of the Program Committee for the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 2014 Annual Meeting.