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
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 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.
VCU Doctor Succeeds in Reversing Obesity in Mice Using Enzyme Therapy, December 6, 2012
The local NPR affiliate interviewed Andrew Larner, Ph.D., on his obesity research.
Science Matters: Major Advance in VCU Skin Cancer Study, November 20, 2012
The local NPR affiliate interviewed Paul Fisher, Ph.D., about his recent study that eliminated melanoma metastasis in laboratory experiments.
Massey Cancer Center at VCU raises funds for programs and research, November 11, 2012
An article features Massey's "Research for Life" campaign to raise $100 million by June 2014.
New treatments to combat breast cancer: Massey leads the way, October 6, 2012
A special section for Breast Cancer Awareness Month features new treatments being pioneered at Massey.
Considering Clinical Trials, October 5, 2012
An article features Massey clinical trials for prostate and breast cancer.
BUDDY CHECK 6: Free legal help for cancer patients, August 6, 2012
A special segment on WTVR CBS 6 featured the Richmond Cancer Advocacy Team (RCAT), a group of social workers, volunteer lawyers and clinical administrators who help provide free legal assistance to patients at VCU Massey.
Interactive health records may boost preventive care, July 12, 2012
Alexander Krist, M.D., was interviewed by Reuters about his research that showed patients who use an interactive personal health records are more likely to be up to date on preventive care.
Living without a cure: Lisa Sims on surviving breast cancer, May 24, 2012
A profile of Richmond resident Lisa Sims describes her breast cancer journey, including her treatment at Massey.
Bills advancing cancer care signed, April 30, 2012
An article covered Governor McDonnell’s ceremonial bill signing at Massey.
Wider Use Of Breast Cancer Radiation Technique Raises Concern, April 9, 2012
Doug Arthur, M.D., was quoted on NPR about using brachytherapy to shorten radiation treatments for breast cancer patients.
Cancer research points to green leafy vegetables, common diabetes drug to improve prognosis, April 5, 2012
Yi Ning, M.D., Sc.D., was quoted in The Boston Globe about his research that found nearly half of all cancer survivors die from diseases other than cancer.
Tissue bank advances cancer research, March 6, 2012
David Williams, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Research Core, explains how Massey’s tissue bank advances cancer research.
Monthly media summaries
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- March 2013 summary of press coverage
- February 2013 summary of press coverage
- January 2013 summary of press coverage
- December 2012 summary of press coverage
- November 2012 summary of press coverage
- October 2012 summary of press coverage
- September 2012 summary of press coverage
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- April 2012 summary of press coverage
- March 2012 summary of press coverage
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