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Governor McAuliffe signs palliative care legislation at Massey

Yesterday in a ceremony at VCU Massey Cancer Center, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Virginia’s Palliative Care Information and Resources Bill. 

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Recipe corner: vegetable and corn chowder and summer vegetable pesto bake

The two recipes this month feature many of the summer vegetables and herbs available in the southeastern portion of the U.S.  

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Massey radiation oncologist Emma Fields honored with Educator of the Year award

May 2017

Massey radiation oncologist Emma Fields, M.D., was recognized on May 1, 2017, as VCU Health’s Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) for her excellence in teaching and enthusiastic support of residency training.

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Massey doctors first in the world to use internal radiation implant to treat pancreatic cancer

Doctors at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia are the first in the world to successfully implant a bio-absorbable, internal radiation device known as CivaSheet to treat early stage pancreatic cancer.

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Massey neuro-oncologist answers questions about chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Chen, Zhijian

May 7-13 is National Neuropathy Awareness Week. Peripheral neuropathy, often simply referred to as “neuropathy,” is a condition that occurs when your peripheral nerves, the nerves that transmit signals between your central nervous system and the rest of your body, become damaged or disrupted. Many cancer patients experience a form of neuropathy called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). In this Q&A, Zhijian Chen, M.D., Ph.D., a neuro-oncologist at VCU Massey Cancer Center, explains CIPN, what causes it and what can be done to treat it. 

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