January 2014 In January, VCU Massey Cancer Center was featured in more than 33 news clips in a variety of national and regional news outlets. Several national science and medical news websites featured research by Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., on a gene that could potentially lead to new targeted brain cancer treatments and studies by Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., Cathy Bradley, Ph.D., and Lindsay Sabik, Ph.D., on how the Affordable Care Act may affect cancer survivors. Massey gynecologic oncologist Jori Carter, M.D., M.S., was interviewed about gynecologic cancers and provided expert commentary on a device used in minimally invasive hysterectomies. In addition, local media outlets reported on the Harry and Harriet Grandis scholarship, the Massey Challenge and other events that benefited Massey. Please continue reading for more January 2014 highlights. CITED RESEARCH Medical Xpress: “How will the ACA affect cancer survivors?” January 23, 2014 Featured was research by Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., Cathy Bradley, Ph.D., and Lindsay Sabik, Ph.D., on how the Affordable Care Act may affect cancer survivors. Additional coverage appeared in Bio-Medicine. Science Codex: “Scientists uncover new target for brain cancer treatment,” January 9, 2014 Reported on was research by Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., on a gene known as mda-9/syntenin that could potentially lead to novel targeted therapies for brain cancer. Additional coverage appeared in ALN Magazine, Bio News Texas, Drug Discovery & Development Magazine, Medical News Today, Medical Xpress, News Medical, Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week, Science Daily, Science Newsline, Softpedia and U.S. Federal News Service. CBS WTVR-TV6: “Children with less education die sooner, according to university study,” January 9, 2014 Highlighted was a study by Steven H. Woolf, M.D., linking education to life span. Additional coverage appeared on NBC WBBT-TV12. EXPERT COMMENTARY CBS WTVR-TV6: “Massey Cancer Center at VCU,” January 31, 2014 Jori Carter, M.D., M.S., was interviewed about gynecologic cancers. Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Boston physician couple raise questions about devices used during some minimally invasive hysterectomies,” January 20, 2014 Jori Carter, M.D., M.S., provided expert commentary on a device used in minimally invasive hysterectomies. Additional coverage appeared in MedCity News. Reuters: “More Florida teens trying hookah,” January 7, 2014 Thomas E. Eissenberg, Ph.D., was interviewed about the growing popularity of hookah tobacco smoking. CENTER NEWS Hopewell News: “SRMC boosts cancer care,” January 24, 2014 An article about Southside Regional Medical Center’s new cancer center mentions that Massey is the only other cancer care provider in the region to utilize a specific type of linear accelerator. CBS WTVR-TV6: “CBS 6 Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2014,” January 21, 2014 Massey was mentioned as a participant of the CBS 6 Healthy Lifestyle Expo. Richmond.com: “Girl Power: How Women are Shaping the Richmond Beer Scene,” January 21, 2014 Massey was noted as a beneficiary of a Richmond beer company. CBS WTVR-TV6: “Run for Massey,” January 17, 2014 A former Massey patient, was interviewed about the Massey Challenge. Additional coverage appeared on 103 Jamz. Richmond Times-Dispatch: “U.Va., VCU scientists, NOVA program honored,” January 16, 2014 An article announced Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., as a recipient of the Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist of 2014 award from the governor. Additional coverage appeared in Augusta Free Press, U.S. Federal News Service, Targeted News Service and Virginia Business. Brunswick Times-Gazette: “VCU Massey Cancer Center personnel expresses appreciation,” January 7, 2014 Massey community outreach coordinator, Marilyn LeGrow, authored a letter to the editor thanking local communities for participating in the Day and Night Study. Richmond Magazine: “Scientific Scholarship,” January 2, 2014 Highlighted was the Harry and Harriet Grandis scholarship fund, which supports an endowed chair and lung cancer research fund at Massey. Additional coverage appeared in Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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