Center news & funding
Hundreds gathered on September 5 for a research symposium to honor Gordon Ginder, M.D., and his two-plus decades of leadership at VCU Massey Cancer Center. The event, held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond, featured personal reflections from Ginder’s colleagues and highlights of the scientific achievements made at Massey under his tenure.
Xiang-Yang (Shawn) Wang, Ph.D., was recently awarded a $316,438 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support his studies of tumor recurrence after radiation therapy (RT). The grant was funded after a Massey pilot project discovered preliminary data that established a previously unrecognized feature of an innate receptor in host-tumor interaction during radiotherapy.
On Friday, June 7, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center hosted its annual Cancer Research Retreat. The retreat was a day-long event showcasing cutting-edge cancer research underway throughout VCU. This year’s keynote presenter was John Carpten, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Translational Genomics at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.
On Tuesday, March 29, Massey hosted an integrative health resource fair for cancer patients and their family and caregivers to help better inform them of Massey’s integrative health services.
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center Senior Analyst J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D., was recently named a Fulbright Scholar by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Cassel will depart in early 2012 for London, where for six months he will collaborate with researchers at the King's College London Cicely Saunders Institute to measure the economic impact of end-of-life care in the U.K. and U.S.