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Gov. McAuliffe speaks in support of life sciences and meets with VCU entrepreneurs

Gov. McAuliffe speaks in support of life sciences and meets with VCU entrepreneurs

Innovation and entrepreneurship in the biological sciences are essential for bolstering Virginia’s economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a room of students, faculty, state delegates and entrepreneurs at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park on Monday morning. The governor was at the research park to speak about the important role life sciences play in the state econo

“The best year of my life:” Neurosurgery resident conducts brain tumor research in New Zealand

“The best year of my life:” Neurosurgery resident conducts brain tumor research in New Zealand

As a sixth-year neurosurgery resident at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Lisa Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., aches for her patients battling aggressive brain tumors. Despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of brain tumor, is 15 months. “We have to do better than that,” Feldman said. “It’s so frustrating. I see so many patients suffering.”

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