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January 2019

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National clinical trial led by Massey researcher provides mastectomy alternative for recurrent breast cancer

National clinical trial led by Massey researcher provides mastectomy alternative for recurrent breast cancer


Mastectomy has historically been the standard treatment for breast cancer patients experiencing recurrence after an initial lumpectomy and whole-breast radiation. Now, a phase 2 clinical trial led by Douglas W. Arthur, M.D. (H.S.’94/M), Florence and Hyman Meyers Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology, has demonstrated a breast-conserving alternative.

Massey researcher awarded $450,000 to identify effective drug combinations for triple negative breast cancer


Currently very few drugs exist to effectively inhibit the growth of triple
negative breast cancer metastases. Chuck Harrell, Ph.D., member of the Cancer Molecular Genetics research program at Massey, received a Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Research Grant in December to identify new, more effective drug combinations.

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MCV Hospitals Auxiliary grant and generous staff bring holiday cheer to Massey patients

MCV Hospitals Auxiliary grant and generous staff bring holiday cheer to Massey patients


In December, Massey’s Cellular Immunotherapies and Transplant program hosted its ninth annual tacky light tour and dinner for patients so they could enjoy the holidays despite medical restrictions.

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Join the Massey Challenge and help us move one step closer to a world without cancer

Join the Massey Challenge and help us move one step closer to a world without cancer


Sign up now for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by Kroger March 28 and make your miles matter with the Massey Challenge. Teams and individuals run or walk to raise money for Massey’s lifesaving cancer research. Learn more and set up your fundraising page at masseychallenge.com.

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