Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Massey physicians receive Best Bedside Manner awards for third consecutive year

For the third year in a row, VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians were recognized with Our Health Richmond magazine’s annual Best Bedside Manner awards for the kindness, empathy and attentiveness they give to patients. Between May and June of 2015, the public submitted the names of medical providers in the Richmond area whose practice philosophies exemplify expertise with compassionate care. 

Continue reading →

Massey physician-researcher becomes president of the Richmond Academy of Medicine

VCU Massey Cancer Center’s own Harry D. Bear, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Breast Health Program and medical director of the Clinical Trials Office at Massey, will officially be inaugurated as the Richmond Academy of Medicine’s (RAM) new president on January 12.

Continue reading →

Integrative Health team member highlight: Jim Bonomo

Jim Bonomo has been providing chaplaincy services to patients, families and staff at VCU Massey Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) for more than 17 years. Though he has transitioned to part-time, his brightly colored socks and ties and comforting presence are still a fixture in Massey’s Dalton Oncology Clinic and the Pastoral Care Department at VCU Health. 

Continue reading →

Spirituality and Cancer

Results from a survey recently conducted at VCU Massey Cancer Center indicated that spirituality was the number one integrative health topic in which patients are interested. Exactly what is meant by spirituality? Different things for different people, it turns out. Even though spirituality and religion are sometimes used interchangeably, they can have very different meanings for different people. 

Continue reading →

Integrative health recipe corner: cherry berry smoothie & avocado strawberry caprese

The American Institute for Cancer Research’s (AICR) and American Cancer Society’s (ACS) recommendations for cancer prevention and survivorship include a diet full of vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits provided fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other plant compounds that have been found to have cancer-protective effects. Not only are vegetables and fruits helpful for cancer prevention, they are also important components for the prevention of other chronic diseases.

Continue reading →