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 highlights of Massey's press coverage and monthly summaries of news clippings below.

Highlights of press coverage

VCU's new pancreatic cancer treatment could improve outcomes, May 14, 2017
An article features CIVA sheet, a new FDA-approved bio-absorbable, internal radiation device, that Massey was the first in the world to successfully implant to treat early stage pancreatic cancer.

4 family members, over 3 generations, diagnosed with breast cancer, May 15, 2017
Massey breast cancer survivors Michelle Brooks, Tressy and Tabatha Smith, and Mildred O’tey share their story of facing back-to-back breast cancer diagnoses in four family members over the course of four years. Their Massey medical oncologist, Mary Helen Hackney, M.D., explains how to manage a high risk of hereditary cancer.

VCU Health demonstrates new chemotherapy treatment, March 2, 2017
An article features HIPEC, heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which Massey is the only provider in Richmond to offer for the treatment of advanced abdominal cancers.

Neuro-oncologists at Massey help more patients win brain cancer battle, January 12, 2017
A news segment highlights neuro-oncology at Massey.

New VCU clinic aims to reverse pancreatic cancer 'death sentence', November 30, 2016
A news segment features Massey's new program for pancreatic cancer, which is the first of its kind in the region.

Massey clinic addresses growing medical issue, August 17, 2016
A TV news segment featured Michael Hess and Massey's Cardio-Oncology Program.

'I'm whole,' says breast cancer survivor after microsurgical reconstruction, August 6, 2016
A TV news segment featured the story of a mother of four with breast cancer who underwent a mastectomy, including expert commentary from Massey surgeon Santosh Kale on microsurgical breast reconstruction.

Massey doctors start 2nd clinical trial for promising breast cancer treatment, July 23, 2016
Article discusses two Massey doctors, Paul Dent and Andrew Poklepovic, and their new drug mixture that has shown great promise in treating advanced forms of cancerous tumors, particularly in cases of breast cancer.

Deadly and beautiful: The mesmerizing images of cancer research, July 11, 2016
An article highlights the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Close Up 2016 project– a collection featuring microscopy photographs of cancer-related cells, tissues and molecules from researchers at two dozen of the nation’s leading cancer centers, including Massey.

Exclusive: TV Star’s Cancer Battle, January 22, 2016
Actress Danielle Spencer, star of the hit 70s TV show What’s Happening!, described her double mastectomy performed by Massey surgical oncologist Brian Kaplan.

Dad with cancer given chance to see his daughter get married from his hospital bed, December 10, 2015
The Today show online featured an article about how Massey's inpatient unit helped organize a bedside wedding for the daughter of a hospitalized patient.

New cancer research at Massey will focus on treating mutations, August 6, 2015
A TV news segment reported that Massey is helping to lead the largest precision oncology clinical trial ever conducted.

A True Patient Advocate and Holistic Caregiver, June 16, 2015
A Massey patient testimonial complimented the care received by radiation oncology nurse Melinda Roach.

VCU Massey Cancer Center Performs Next-Generation Genome Sequencing For Cancer Treatment, November 6, 2014
A radio segment reported that Massey is the first in the state to perform genome sequencing for precision cancer treatment.

The Dream Team: Specialists join together to fight breast cancer, October 1, 2014
Massey's multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer was highlighted.

New Study Results: Calmare® Pain Therapy Device May Reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Pain Scores by About 30%, April 30, 2014
Featured were results from a study led by Massey researchers that demonstrated that the Calmare Pain Therapy Device reduced chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Medicare choices tricky even for med students, doctors, October 15, 2013
Highlighted was a study by Massey researcher Andrew Barnes on Medicare Part D plans.