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2017 Archive

Massey researcher studies the relationship of cholesterol to cancer growth

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Gregorio Gil, Ph.D., studies the functions of cholesterol in the development of colon cancer in order to identify targets for novel therapies to treat or prevent the disease. 

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Study uncovers potential ‘silver bullet’ for preventing and treating colon cancer

In preclinical experiments, researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center have uncovered a new way in which colon cancer develops, as well as a potential “silver bullet” for preventing and treating it. The findings may extend to ovarian, breast, lung, prostate and potentially other cancers that depend on the same mechanism for growth. 

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Massey re-designated by the National Cancer Institute for the 42nd year

Virginia’s first cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, VCU Massey Cancer Center, has renewed its NCI designation for the 42nd year. The prestigious distinction was given to Massey for demonstrating superior capabilities in cancer education and in researching new and better cancer treatments as well as methods for prevention, detection and survivorship. Massey’s renewal as an NCI-designated cancer center extends to 2022 and includes a Cancer Center Support Grant of $11 million to support research, clinical trials, education and training. 

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Massey biostatistician develops state-of-the-art statistical models to predict oral cancers and periodontal diseases

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., constructs statistical models to better understand the causes and patterns of oral cancers and periodontal diseases that may potentially lead to the development of novel therapies to more effectively treat these diseases. He joined Massey as a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) research program in 2016 and is also the director of Massey’s Biostatistics Shared Resource Core and a professor in biostatistics at the VCU School of Medicine.

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Recipe corner: Farmer’s market gazpacho and chopped summer salad

Take advantage of the variety of fresh, seasonal produce whether it’s from Farmer’s Markets, grocery stores or you own garden. Here are two recipes to get you started chopping those fresh veggies—a cold soup and a chopped salad. 

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