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January 2019

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Massey scientists develop world’s most advanced drug delivery system with the highest tumor-targeting ability

Massey scientists develop world’s most advanced drug delivery system with the highest tumor-targeting ability


In pre-clinical studies, Massey scientists have developed a novel drug delivery system using nanoparticles that significantly outperformed the tumor-targeting abilities of its predecessors. These findings could lead to improved outcomes and reduced side effects for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D., elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D., elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Nana-Sinkam is the only Virginia physician-scientist to be elected this year and is the 13th VCU faculty member to hold membership.

Massey researchers awarded scholarships to further work in immunotherapy and microRNA
Massey researchers awarded scholarships to further work in immunotherapy and microRNA
Two Massey clinician-researchers have been named Clinical KL2 Scholars at the VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

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How young mom Chnoic Clarke pushed through the challenges of her cancer diagnosis

How young mom Chnoic Clarke pushed through the challenges of her cancer diagnosis


When Clarke was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33, she was determined that her illness would not derail her active and healthy lifestyle. Despite undergoing several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, Clarke remained committed to exercising and staying positive through treatment. Exercise and nutrition will also be the focus of the upcoming Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon.

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Women & Wellness breakfast and luncheon. The Jefferson Hotel. February 5. Featuring Samantha Harris & benefiting women's cancer research at Massey.

TV host Samantha Harris to discuss the importance of healthy living at Massey’s Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon


When Harris, an award-winning TV host, was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40, she was inspired to begin a quest for answers about how we can all improve our health and prevent disease. Purchase your ticket now and join us Feb. 5 to hear about her new book, “Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life.” The event benefits women’s cancer research at Massey.

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