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October 2018

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Massey patient is the first with stage 4 sarcomatoid kidney cancer to go into remission

Massey patient is the first with stage 4 sarcomatoid kidney cancer to go into remission


After his stage 4 sarcomatoid kidney cancer patient did not respond to standard treatments, Asit Paul, M.D., Ph.D., was the first to try using a new class of immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. Thomas Bland has been disease-free for more than 21/2 years, and the case is so impressive that it was recently published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.
Massey director awarded $3.2M grant
Massey director awarded $3.2 million grant
VCU Massey Cancer Center Director Gordon Ginder, M.D., was awarded more than $3 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to facilitate the development of novel therapies for multiple blood disorders, which could provide insights for the future treatment of hematologic cancers.
New combination of drugs disrupts leukemia cells
New combination of drugs disrupts leukemia cells
Massey researchers found a novel combination of drugs is effective against acute myeloid leukemia in preclinical models.

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McKesson employees offer Massey patients comfort and support

McKesson employees offer Massey patients comfort and support


Inspired by their company values and their experiences with cancer, McKesson employees recently distributed comfort kits to Massey patients at our Stony Point clinic, reminding them that they are not alone in their fight to regain their health.

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Save the date for the 2019 Women & Wellness Signature Breakfast and Luncheon

Save the date for the 2019 Women & Wellness Signature Breakfast and Luncheon


VCU Massey Cancer Center welcomes Samantha Harris as keynote speaker at the Feb. 5 breakfast and luncheon at The Jefferson Hotel. Harris is known by millions as an Emmy-winning journalist, author, former host of “Dancing with the Stars” and breast cancer survivor. Tickets will be available online Jan. 3, and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Funds raised support women’s cancer research at Massey.
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