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Updates to outpatient care at Massey due to COVID-19

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At VCU Massey Cancer Center we have implemented changes in our clinics to mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and keep our patients and medical teams safe.

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Steven Grant, M.D.

Massey awarded grant to collaborate with other elite cancer institutes on cutting-edge clinical trials

VCU Massey Cancer Center has received a UM1 sub-award from the National Cancer Institute to participate in the North American Star Consortium (NASC), an association of leading cancer institutes that collaborate on novel National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored clinical trials featuring some of the most promising cancer therapies available.

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Massey and Wright Center developing next-generation model for cancer research training program

Faculty members at VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research are expanding the curriculum for the Cancer and Molecular Medicine (CAMM) Ph.D. program at VCU to better meet the nation’s needs for the next generation of cancer scientists.

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Massey researcher develops novel vaccine that is effective when combined with immunotherapy in treating colorectal cancer

In an attempt to boost the immune system’s complete ability to bombard cancer growth and progression, Julian Zhu, Ph.D., member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center, recently developed a novel vaccine that successfully treated colorectal cancer cells in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors, which are drugs that inhibit the function of specific proteins. In pre-clinical experiments, the combination demonstrated a complete regression without recurrence in about 60 percent of cancer cells, as indicated by research findings published in Science Advances.

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Dr Robert Winn

Massey Cancer Center director Robert Winn, M.D., joins two influential cancer boards

VCU Massey Cancer Center director Robert Winn, M.D., recently joined the boards of directors of two influential cancer organizations, the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and LUNGevity Foundation.

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Charles Clevenger

Charles Clevenger named associate director for precision oncology at Massey

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Charles Clevenger, M.D., Ph.D., has been named associate director for precision oncology at Massey.

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