VCU Massey Cancer Center


Prevention & control

Q&A on HPV with Dr. Iain Morgan

In this Q&A, VCU Massey Cancer Center expert Iain Morgan, Ph.D., answers some frequently asked questions about the human papillomavirus (HPV), which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV affects both men and women and is the most common sexually transmitted infection.

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Recipe corner: tri-pepper pasta salad and zucchini noodles with tomato sauce

Pasta recipes can provide quick and easy meals when you’re in a rush, or when you need larger portions to feed a crowd. Here are two pasta-style recipes to try for your next gathering. One is made with whole wheat pasta, and the other with zoodles-zucchini noodles.

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Recipe corner: broccoli salad and stir-fried bok choy

What do these stinky vegetables—bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, red cabbage, horseradish, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard and turnips—have in common? They’re some of the members of the cruciferous vegetable family, and they have been linked to reducing risk for heart disease and cancer.

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Physical therapy helps cancer patients regain control of their lives

Studies have disproven several common myths about the fragility of patients with cancer. In fact, research is showing that vigorous exercise, including weight training, can help improve the outcomes of patients undergoing treatment as long as they are physically capable. Exercise stimulates the immune system to help fight cancer, and it also helps relieve stress and releases endorphins that aide in combatting depression. 

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Massey partners to bring health information service to Petersburg library

Petersburg residents can now access current and accurate health information at their local library. The Petersburg Healthy Living and Learning Center at the Petersburg Central Library hosted a grand opening on October 1, 2012, in conjunction with National Health Literacy Month. The Center is the result of a partnership among the Library, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Crater Health District.

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