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Fenstermacher appointed chief research information officer at Massey

VCU Massey Cancer Center research member David A. Fenstermacher, Ph.D., has been appointed chief research information officer at Massey. In this role, Fenstermacher will oversee all aspects of the cancer center’s informatics activities. He will also collaborate with basic science, translational and clinical researchers at Massey to determine their needs for data management and analytic services to support the emergence of personalized health care, and work with VCU Health System IT and VCU IT to develop novel information systems to realize that vision.

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Massey researcher receives $2 million grant to improve melanoma treatment

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Jason Reed, Ph.D., has been awarded a roughly $2 million grant with a collaborator at the University of California, Los Angeles, to develop a new method to rapidly determine how a cancerous tumor responds to a battery of candidate therapies and then to pick the agents that are most effective for treating the patient’s particular disease.

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A bright future made possible

Former patient Aaron Kurz and family

This time of year, hundreds of area high school seniors don caps and gowns and look forward to life after high school. For Aaron Kurz, it’s an especially momentous occasion because it was one that his parents once feared he may never live to see.  

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Massey breast cancer expert named among ‘Influential Women of Virginia’

Mary Helen Hackney, M.D.

VCU Massey Cancer Center physician and researcher Mary Helen Hackney, M.D., has been named one of the “Influential Women of Virginia” for 2014 by Virginia Lawyers Media. 

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The Story of Cancer: Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks at VCU

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, oncologist at Columbia University and author of New York Times Bestseller and Pulitzer Prize Winning book "The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer"

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.

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