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VCU Massey Cancer Center to offer free head and neck cancer screenings

Tim Sanderson and his daughter, Sofia

Get your free head and neck cancer screening from the physicians at VCU Massey Cancer Center on April 16 at the Dalton Oncology Clinic located on the ground floor of North Hospital, 1300 E. Marshall St., Richmond. Head and neck cancers include cancer of the mouth, throat, tonsils, nasal cavity, sinuses and salivary glands, and can often be cured if detected early. Screenings are especially recommended for adults 18 years and older who smoke and/or drink alcohol, or who have a family history of head and neck cancer. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. Please call (804) 828-5465 to schedule your appointment.

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Massey Challenge Expanding Across Virginia

The Massey Challenge is not over with the UKROP’S Monument Avenue 10k this year! There are three more partnership events throughout Virginia happening in April and May. This means Massey Challenge participants can continue to “make miles matter” through participation in more events! Visit www.run4massey.org to learn more and pick your Challenge. 

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Community invited to a special preview and discussion of PBS documentary, CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

Cancer Documentary Promo Image

Community Idea Stations’ WCVE PBS, the American Cancer Society and VCU Massey Cancer Center will host on March 23, 2015, a special preview and community discussion of the documentary, CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES. Local residents are invited to preview one hour of the upcoming six-hour PBS documentary and then engage in a discussion about cancer with local cancer researchers, doctors, advocates and a survivor.

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Massey investigator selected for the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Clinical Research Mentoring Program

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) has accepted VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Victor Yazbeck, M.D., into its Clinical Research Mentoring Program (CRMP). The CRMP is a two-year program that selects up-and-coming lymphoma researchers to participate in educational courses, laboratory work and clinical studies in order to further their own research goals.

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As President Obama proposes national investment in precision medicine research, Massey leads the way in Virginia

Catherine Dumur, Ph.D., operates next generation DNA sequencing equipment in the VCU Molecular Diagnostics laboratory

President Obama recently proposed a major Precision Medicine Initiative that allocates $215 million in the federal 2016 budget for precision medicine research. Designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to lead and shape the nation’s fight against cancer, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has already taken steps to bring the benefits of precision medicine to Virginia. Of the President’s $215 million proposed investment, $70 million will be provided to the NCI to scale up efforts to identify the genomic drivers in cancer and to translate this information into more effective strategies to prevent and treat cancer.

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