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VCU Massey Cancer Center


2021 Archive


2020 Street of Hope and George Emerson bring the community together, raise $400,000 for innovative cancer research at Massey

For Richmond developer and cancer survivor George Emerson (B.S.’78/B) and four of Richmond’s top builders at Eagle Construction, Eastwood Homes, HHHunt Homes and Main Street Homes, showing and selling new riverfront homes in the Chesterfield neighborhood of Meadowville Landing this year is about more than helping buyers find a home. It is about helping to find a cure for cancer and giving back to communities where they live and work.

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Researchers that met with Jill Biden

Meet the researchers who met with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden

When First Lady of the United States Jill Biden, Ed.D., visited Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center on Wednesday, she met with several scientists about advancements in preventing, detecting and treating cancer and the importance of addressing cancer disparities.

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Dr. Jill Biden

First Lady Jill Biden visits Massey to discuss cancer disparities and community engaged research

Jill Biden, Ed.D., the First Lady of the United States, met with scientists, doctors and community leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center on Wednesday to learn how they are working together to address cancer disparities.

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Farah holding flowers.

Massey breast cancer patient embraces the power of positivity

“Positivity is a powerful tool,” says Farrah Massenburg, a fun-loving wife and mother, current Massey breast cancer patient and this year’s special guest at the 2021 Women & Wellness webinar.

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Neuroblastoma ferroptosis

Abundance of iron drives cell death and could be key to development of novel treatments for neuroblastoma

Anthony Faber, Ph.D., and a team of researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center were awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society to study how MYCN and an abundance of iron can drive cancer cell death in neuroblastoma and potentially be targeted with novel treatments. This award is the first part of a potential two-stage grant worth a combined total of $600,000.

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