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Massey Physicians named Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs 2016

VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians again were recognized in Richmond Magazine’s annual list of “Top Docs.” Featured in the magazine’s April 2016 issue, the list includes 31 doctors from varied specialties who provide oncology-related care to Massey’s patients, including 10 who care for pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The selections were the result of a survey that asked Richmond-area physicians who they would recommend in a range of specialties.

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Massey researcher penned most-cited review article of 2014 in world’s leading cancer journal

David Gewirtz portrait cropped from landscape image

Cancer Research is one of the most influential cancer journals, publishing original studies, reviews and opinion pieces on preclinical, clinical, prevention and epidemiologic cancer research. It is also the most cited cancer journal in the world, so it was a great honor when the editor recently informed VCU Massey Cancer Center scientist David Gewirtz, Ph.D., that his February 2014 manuscript, “The Four Faces of Autophagy,” was the most highly cited Cancer Research review article published in 2014. 

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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. 

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Massey renews its accreditation for high-quality breast cancer care

VCU Massey Cancer Center recently renewed its accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) through the American College of Surgeons for another full, three-year term. 

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Expert advice for better colorectal cancer prevention and detection

Did you know that obesity and a sedentary lifestyle combined are the second leading cause of cancer after tobacco use? According to Khalid Matin, M.D., F.A.C.P., a medical oncologist  specializing in the treatment of colorectal cancer at VCU Massey Cancer Center, lifesyle factors such as diet and exercise play an important role in preventing most cancers, especially colon and rectal cancers, which  together are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. 

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