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Exciting things are happening every day at VCU Massey Cancer Center. We’re saving lives and reducing suffering from cancer. We’re discovering new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We’re offering opportunities for the community to join us in the progress against cancer.

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Massey researcher captains Swim Across America fundraising team in honor of his wife

For the second year in a row, Santiago Lima, Ph.D., is the captain of Massey’s Swim Across America fundraising team. As a cancer researcher, Lima knows about the importance of philanthropy in advancing research, but now his motivation for fundraising extends beyond the lab. In 2017, his wife was diagnosed with cancer, and he gained a new, personal perspective on the collective power and positive impact donors can have. 

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Massey leading statewide survey to improve cancer prevention and curb health disparities among Virginians

Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center have designed a comprehensive health assessment survey to better understand how patterns in social, behavioral and environmental factors can inform improved health care practices and services for all Virginians.

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Massey Director Gordon Ginder honored for his 22 years of leadership at the cancer center

Hundreds gathered on September 5 for a research symposium to honor Gordon Ginder, M.D., and his two-plus decades of leadership at VCU Massey Cancer Center. The event, held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond, featured personal reflections from Ginder’s colleagues and highlights of the scientific achievements made at Massey under his tenure.

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Deborah Norville to keynote the Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon

VCU Massey Cancer Center will welcome Deborah Norville as keynote speaker at the 25th Annual Women & Wellness Breakfast and Luncheon presented by the Anthony F. and Susan M. Markel Foundation and Markel Corporation on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at The Jefferson Hotel. Tickets will be available on November 1. Tables and seats can be reserved via sponsorship now. 

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Recipe corner: fig and feta flatbread, simple fig bars

Figs can be enjoyed as a dessert or in a savory snack. They are a good source of vitamins A and K, as well as fiber, calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are also a great source of antioxidants. 

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