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VCU’s cancer research on display at Massey’s annual Research Retreat

VCU Massey Cancer Center’s annual Cancer Research Retreat received an exceptional response despite following on the heels of one of the strongest storms Richmond has experienced in years. The gloomy weather did not hamper the bright scientific discussion emanating from the morning’s lectures and the afternoon’s poster session. 

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VCU Massey researchers encouraged by Vice President Biden’s $70 million Genomics Data Commons project

Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center were in attendance at the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago when Vice President Joe Biden announced that more than $70 million would be invested in the development of the Genomics Data Commons (GDC), an information center housed at the University of Chicago and funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help facilitate the sharing of genomic and clinical data among cancer researchers in order to advance personalized medicine.

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Health fair connects patients and families with Massey’s integrative health resources

On Tuesday, March 29, Massey hosted an integrative health resource fair for cancer patients and their family and caregivers to help better inform them of Massey’s integrative health services.

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Annual Massey conference brings together Virginia cancer experts

2016 Affiliate Retreat - Khalid Matin

Oncologists and cancer clinical researchers from across Virginia came together at VCU Massey Cancer Center’s 4th annual Cancer Symposium and Clinical Research Affiliation Network Retreat on April 8 and 9 at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen, VA. 

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Massey researcher penned most-cited review article of 2014 in world’s leading cancer journal

David Gewirtz portrait cropped from landscape image

Cancer Research is one of the most influential cancer journals, publishing original studies, reviews and opinion pieces on preclinical, clinical, prevention and epidemiologic cancer research. It is also the most cited cancer journal in the world, so it was a great honor when the editor recently informed VCU Massey Cancer Center scientist David Gewirtz, Ph.D., that his February 2014 manuscript, “The Four Faces of Autophagy,” was the most highly cited Cancer Research review article published in 2014. 

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