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VCU Massey Cancer Center

VCU Massey Cancer Center is making headlines locally and globally for its renown in leading and shaping the fight against cancer. Check out Massey's most recent press coverage and monthly summaries of news clippings below.

Recent press coverage

The Dream Team: Specialists join together to fight breast cancer, October 1, 2014
For Antoinette Taylor-Draper, the benefit of an aggressive, multidisciplinary approach to treating her breast cancer has been life saving.

Healing through laughter, August 1, 2014
Massey patient, Kim McGaughey, is fighting her second bout of cervical cancer with the help of her friends and their themed "chemo parties."

Young mother battles rare form of cancer, July 25, 2014
23 year-old Massey patient, Katelyn Cox, is fighting a rare form of cancer with the support of friends, family and local businesses.

Cancer-stricken teen receives help from community, May 18, 2014
Massey patient Alexis Quance was interviewed about her cancer journey.

Breaking the Silence: Pancreatic Cancer, May 1, 2014
Steven Grossman, M.D., Ph.D., and Brian Kaplan, M.D., were expert contributors for a piece about pancreatic cancer that also featured a Massey patient.

New Study Results: Calmare® Pain Device Therapy May Reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Pain Scores by About 30%, April 30, 2014
Results from a study led by Patrick Coyne, M.S.N, A.C.H.P.N., A.C.N.S.-B.C., F.A.A.N., that demonstrated that the Calmare Pain Device Therapy reduced chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy was featured.

VCU helps put smile back on face of oral cancer patient, April 28, 2014
Underwood beat her diagnosis at the Massey Cancer Center and turned to the VCU School of Dentistry to put the smile back on her face.

VCU researchers find treatment link between cancer and allergy medicine, April 24, 2014
Scientists have found a breakthrough in cancer research in an unexpected place. Researchers at VCU's Massey Cancer Center have uncovered a connection between allergies and cancer.

Colon cancer screening saves lives, April 20, 2014
Anita Whitlow had her first colonoscopy last year, and doctors found cancer.

Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center Discover Anti-histamines May Help Fight Cancer, March 30, 2014
Research by Daniel H. Conrad, Ph.D., that uncovered a new connection between allergy and cancer was featured.

Some Virginians rejected for Obamacare as coverage deadline looms, March 29, 2014
Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., provided expert commentary on how youth are not enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.

Foundation gives $2.1M for VCU cancer research, January 10, 2014
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on a $2.1 million gift from the Grandis family to VCU, which will fund an endowed chair and support lung cancer research at Massey.

Pushing Patients to Seek Value, Whatever That Is, November 19, 2013
Steven Woolf, Ph.D., provided expert commentary on how patients define value in primary care services.

HER2 test recommendations updated, October 25, 2013
Charles Geyer, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P., provided expert commentary on the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the College of American Pathologists’ updated HER2 testing recommendations.

Medicare choices tricky even for med students, doctors, October 15, 2013
VCU assistant professor of health care policy and research Andrew Barnes on Medicare Part D study.

Massey is exploring new ways to win the breast cancer battle, October 5, 2013
The innovative technology, research and doctors leading Massey's breast cancer care.

Courage in the Face of Cancer, August 17, 2013
Blogger reflects on positive and inspiring experiences at Massey.

New Protein Discovery May Help Develop Powerful New Cancer Drugs, August 2, 2013
Dr. Chalfant was interviewed about a new cancer-related protein that he co-discovered.

Miles for mom, June 17, 2013
An interview with Massey fundraiser Briana Kirby discussed her mother's battle with colon cancer.

Monthly media summaries

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