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Massey physicians named Richmond’s “Top Docs”

Massey physicians named Richmond’s Top Docs


VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians were again recognized in Richmond Magazine’s annual list of “Top Docs.” Featured in the magazine’s April 2019 issue, the list includes doctors from varied specialties who provide oncology-related care to Massey’s patients.

Researchers receive grant to help VCU adopt tobacco-free campus policy
Researchers receive grant to help VCU adopt tobacco-free campus policy
Two Massey researchers have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to develop and implement a policy that would make VCU smoke- and tobacco-free.

Scientists home in on microRNA processing for novel cancer therapies
Scientists home in on microRNA processing for novel cancer therapies
More than a decade of research on the mda-7/IL-24 gene has shown it helps to suppress a majority of cancer types, and now scientists are focusing on how the gene drives this process by influencing microRNAs.

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Massey nurse volunteers to participate in a clinical study aimed at uncovering how breast cancer treatments impact heart function

Massey nurse volunteers to participate in a clinical study aimed at uncovering how breast cancer treatments impact heart function


Even though she is not a cancer patient, Massey nurse Tammy Carleton is participating in a clinical trial that will help researchers understand the factors that contribute to fatigue in those undergoing breast cancer treatment. This fatigue can cause cardiovascular problems and disrupt their lives years after they have been declared cancer-free.

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Save the date for the next Appetizers & Advocacy hosted by the Massey Alliance

Save the date for the next Appetizers & Advocacy hosted by the Massey Alliance


Tara Daudani, mother of two, was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer at age 37. In celebration of Mother’s Day and her new role as a cancer survivor, she will share her experience with finding balance through diagnosis and treatment. Save the date for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408-2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220. She will be joined by her radiation oncologist Douglas Arthur, M.D., associate director for clinical affairs at Massey.

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