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Dr. Emily Abrams Massey of Atlanta Honored as 'Healthy Hero' by the AMERIGROUP Foundation

COLLEGE PARK, Ga., May 14, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMERIGROUP Foundation today announced that it is honoring Dr. Emily Abrams Massey, principal of Seaborn Lee Elementary School, by designating her a "Healthy Hero." Dr. Massey has served as principal at Seaborn Lee for more than six years. Af...

VCU Massey Cancer Center spearheads novel clinical study for lymphoma patients

The Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center recently opened a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored, phase II clinical study for certain sub-types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The study is based on research from VCU Massey Cancer Center as well as other centers suggesting that ...

VCU Massey Cancer Center to partner with Israeli biotech firm

The Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center will open a Phase I pancreatic cancer study later this year in conjunction with leading researchers from Israel, marking the first time cancer researchers at VCU have partnered with their counterparts in Israel. The study is supported b...

Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

...man Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with the VCU massey Cancer Center . According to Fisher, the pathw...e: cgenova (at) cell (dot) com. About the VCU massey Cancer Center: The VCU massey Cancer Center is one of 65 National Cancer Institu...

Researchers identify new method to selectively kill metastatic melanoma cells

...ead investigator at VCU, Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., the first incumbent of the Thelma Newmeyer Corman Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with the VCU massey Cancer Center. According to Fisher, the pathway that is activated involves the melanoma differentiation associated gene-5, or mda-5, a gene initial...

St. Charles Surgical Hospital Announces Dedicated Lymphedema Treatment Program

...d leader of the groundbreaking VLNTx technique Dr. massey is world renowned for her expertise and dedication...services of Dr. Sullivan and Dr. DellaCroce. "Dr. massey is a highly sought-after surgeon who shares our co...ted and groundbreaking lymphedema team." Dr. massey is a leading breast reconstruction surgeon and is ...

Hospital Corporation of America Named to Computerworld's Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

... Tenn. more than 40 years ago when Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., his father Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., local businessman Henry Hooker and entrepreneur Jack massey set out to provide communities with better quality healthcare. Today, HCA is a leading provider of healthcare services, and its more than 180,000 empl...

Cancer Deaths Take Heavy Financial Toll

...fessor of health administration at Virginia Commonwealth University and the massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Va., and lead author of one of the reports. "....D, professor, health administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, and massey Cancer Center, Richmond; Robin Yaroff, Ph.D, epidemiologist, U.S. National ...

HCA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

...hville's healthcare industry, HCA was founded in 1968 by Frist, his father Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., local businessman Henry Hooker and entrepreneur Jack massey when Park View Hospital incorporated in May and became Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in August of that year. "I've spent almost my entire ca...

Discovery of gene mechanism could bring about new ways to treat metastatic cancer

... Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU massey Cancer Center researchers have uncovered how a gene, melanoma differentiation associated gene-7/interleukin-24 (mda-7/IL-24), induces a bystander effe...
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Gloucester Pharmaceuticals Announces Multiple Presentations of Preclinical Romidepsin Data at American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting

...tion" will be presented in a poster session on Monday, April 16 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Dr. Yun Dai et al of the Virginia Commonwealth University and massey Cancer Center are authors. Abstract #2484 "Histone deacetylase inhibitor FK228 enhances anti-tumor effect of erlotinib in non-small cell lung can...
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VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers identify a new class of anti-cancer drugs based on platinum

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center have created a new platinum-based, anti-cancer agent able to overcome acquired drug resistance by first modifying the way it is absorbed into cancer cells and then attacking the DNA of those cancer cells. The findings may hel...

VCU Massey Cancer Center study shows enzyme linked to spread of breast cancer cells

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have found a new signaling component that influences movement of human breast cancer cells toward epidermal growth factor. In the August issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers showed that epidermal growth ...

Researchers identify gene linked to aggressive progression of liver cancer

... professor in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics in the VCU School of Medicine, and Harrison Endowed Scholar in Cancer Research at the VCU massey Cancer Center. siRNAs are small inhibitory RNAs that can specifically inhibit targeted mRNA and protein production. siRNAs may be used in the futu...

Researchers identify new function of protein in cellular respiration

....D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the VCU School of Medicine, and co-leader of the Immune Mechanisms research program at the VCU massey Cancer Center. "We have described a new pathway by which generation of ATP is regulated. This pathway could suggest new ways for Stat3 to be therap...

January GEOLOGY media highlights

...eme mobility of volcanic ice-slurry flows, Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand Gert Lube et al., Volcanic Risk Solutions, Institute of Natural Resources, massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. Pages 15-18. The near-invisibility of ice-slurry flows in the geological record...

Researchers identify new anti-tumor gene

...h primary and metastatic cancers," said Fisher, who is the first incumbent of the Thelma Newmeyer Corman Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with the VCU massey Cancer Center. Currently, IFNs are relevant in the clinical treatment of a number of solid tumors and hematological malignancies, such as melanoma,...

Researchers uncover mechanism of action of antibiotic able to reduce neuronal cell death in brain

...cts brain function, said Fisher, who is the first incumbent of the Thelma Newmeyer Corman Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and researcher with the VCU massey Cancer Center. Future studies will examine ways to modify the structure of ceftriaxone through medicinal chemistry to create molecules that are pha...

NCI renewal grant to develop new cancer therapies

... Richmond, Va. (Dec. 4, 2007) – A Virginia Commonwealth University massey Cancer Center research team has received a renewal grant totaling nearly $1.3 million from the National Cancer Institute to improve the activity of a ...

University-industry team developing coal cleaning technology in India

... at Indian School of Mines University; Rick Honaker, chair of the mining engineering department at the University of Kentucky; and G.H. Luttrell, the massey Professor of mining and minerals engineering at Virginia Tech. ...

Potential new therapeutic molecular target to fight cancer

... Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University massey Cancer Center have identified the enzyme sphingosine kinase 2 as a possible new therapeutic target to improve the efficacy of chemotherapy for colon a...
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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Presents Encouraging Preclinical Data at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research

... leukemia cells Author(s): Mohamed Rahmani, Anh Anderson, Joseph Reza Habibi, Timothy Ryan Crabtree, Hisashi Harada, Paul Dent, Steven Grant. VCU massey Cancer Ctr., Richmond, VA Abstract Summary: Investigators conclude that findings from this study suggest that Bim activation plays a key role in...
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