VCU Massey Cancer Center


2018 Archive

Recipe corner: turnip salad and carrot cake balls

Carrots and turnips are currently in season. Both vegetables can play an important role in a healthy diet. A plant-based diet including these vegetables may lower not only certain cancer risks but risk for other chronic diseases as well. So why not add more carrots and turnips into your diet?

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Massey researcher studies novel interventions to improve psychosocial and health outcomes for pediatric cancer patients

Massey researcher Jennifer Rohan, Ph.D., L.C.P., investigates innovative interventions to improve medication adherence, self-management of chronic illness, psychological functioning and overall health outcomes for pediatric patients diagnosed with cancer and other blood diseases.

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Massey researcher incorporates patient-centered behavioral interventions into the clinic as a means to reduce cancer risk

Rashelle B. Hayes, Ph.D., was applying to be a faculty member and health psychologist at VCU Health when her mother passed away from gallbladder cancer in 2017. Witnessing the multidisciplinary scope of her mother’s clinical care while being treated at VCU Massey Cancer Center only served to strengthen Hayes’ personal commitment to a career in cancer prevention research. 

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Massey clinical trial will test experimental immunotherapy in breast cancer patients before chemotherapy and surgery

A phase 2 clinical trial at VCU Massey Cancer Center is testing the benefits of adding an experimental immunotherapy combination prior to standard chemotherapy and surgery for breast cancer patients. The trial was developed by Massey and is based on laboratory research led by Harry Bear, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Massey, Walter Lawrence, Jr. Chair in Surgical Oncology and member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at Massey.

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Virginia cancer experts assemble for annual Massey conference

Dr. Gordon presents

Oncologists and clinical cancer researchers from across the state of gathered for VCU Massey Cancer Center’s seventh annual Cancer Symposium and Clinical Research Affiliation Network Retreat on April 20 and 21 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Short Pump, VA.

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