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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

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.

Thyroid Cancer- Treat It or Leave It?, May 21, 2013
Dr. Grover provided expert commentary for a segment about thyroid cancer.

Cancer survivors raise awareness about blood cancers, May 21, 2013
Dr. McCarty was interviewed about Massey's bone marrow transplant program and the Be the Match walk/run.

Sisters increase awareness of hereditary breast cancer, May 19, 2013
Drs. Bear and Quillin were quoted about hereditary breast cancer.

Preventive Maintenance, May 1, 2013
Dr. BouHaidar was quoted about colorectal cancer screening.

Hometown Healthcare Heroes, May 1, 2013
Four Massey staff members were recognized in an article as "hometown healthcare heroes."

Top Docs 2013, April 24, 2013
Massey physicians were recognized as "top docs" in the April 2013 issue.

Planning a living will for you or your loved ones, March 19, 2013
Dr. Lyckholm gave her expert opinion about planning a living will.

Medical trials need more diversity, March 11, 2013
Massey clinical trial participant Junius Hayes was interviewed about a study led by Dr. Penberthy on patient diversity in clinical trials.

Advancements in health care, March 1, 2013
An article featured new radiation technologies and an experimental immunotherapy for multiple myeloma developed through research at Massey.

VCU Researcher Working on Vaccine for Metastatic Cancer, February 28, 2013
Dr. Wang was interviewed about his promising cancer "vaccine" for metastatic cancers.

100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs, February 22, 2013
Becker's Hospital Review included Massey in its list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs.

Petersburg area suffers from second highest cancer death rate in Virginia, February 21, 2013
An article featuring Dr. Hackney on the Petersburg area cancer death rates.

A New Weapon for Hot Flashes, January 22, 2013
A print article on a hot flashes clinical trial featuring Dr. Hackney.

VCU Scientists Believe MS Drug May Help Colorectal Cancer, January 10, 2013
Dr. Sarah Spiegel is interviewed about a new study that suggests an existing MS drug could potentially treat colorectal cancer.

Monthly media summaries

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