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Massey researcher awarded $1.5M to study enzyme's role and relationship to the growth of melanoma and colorectal cancer

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Rong Huang, Ph.D., was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the structure, regulation and inhibition of a class of proteins that have been previously implicated to be involved in the development of malignant melanoma and colorectal cancer. She hopes the results of the five-year study will eventually lead to her long-term goal of discovery of new, effective cancer therapies.

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Team member highlight: Tamara Orr

Tamara Orr is a clinical psychologist providing mental health services to Massey's patients. In this month's Team Member Highlight, we asked Dr. Orr about the role of psychology in cancer care and some of the most common issues that patients, caregivers and survivors face. 

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Nicholas Farrell

International study led by Massey researcher finds promise in new class of anti-cancer drugs

A new class of platinum-based drugs has shown significant anti-metastatic effects in fighting cancer, according to a recently published study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University chemistry professor and Massey researcher.

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Massey researcher awarded $25.2 million to lead a national clinical trial for veterans with lung cancer

VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Drew Moghanaki, M.D., M.P.H., was awarded $25.2 million from the Veterans Health Administration to lead a national study on an alternative treatment for lung cancer, the deadliest form of cancer.

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Myths and facts: ginger and cancer

In this month's Integrative Health Myths & Facts, we explore ginger's ability to treat nausea, a common chemotherapy related side effect.

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