As 2018 comes to a close, we look back on our most popular Facebook posts from throughout the year.
Donna Wilson, R.N., M.S.N., C.B.C.N., breast cancer nurse navigator at VCU Massey Cancer Center, co-founded and leads the Virginia Cancer Patient Navigator Network, an organization that represents nurse navigators across the state who strive to eradicate barriers and enhance outcome for patients, families and healthcare teams. The VaCPNN was recently presented the “Outstanding Local Navigator Network” award from the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators.
Tang studies nanoparticles as a means to develop more effective treatments for drug-resistant solid tumors
Christina Tang, Ph.D., designs novel chemotherapeutic systems in an attempt to gain insight on new drug combinations that could enhance the treatment of drug-resistant solid tumors such as breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.
Massey researchers will further work in cancer immunotherapy and microRNA through career development program
Two VCU Massey Cancer Center clinician researchers have been awarded scholarships to participate in a mentored career development program designed to prepare them for the health care challenges of the future.
Massey scientists develop world's most advanced drug delivery system with the highest tumor-targeting ability
In pre-clinical studies, VCU Massey Cancer Center scientists have developed a novel drug delivery system using nanoparticles that significantly outperformed the tumor-targeting abilities of its predecessors. The researchers are hopeful their findings could lead to improved outcomes and reduced side effects for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.