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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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Art therapy at Massey offers a colorful perspective on healing

In early 2019, Keziah Gehring, a patient access representative for Massey's Department of Radiation Oncology, teamed up with Massey social worker Freda Wilkins to host a group painting session for cancer patients and survivors. The combination of creativity, mindfulness and connection provided the participants with a therapeutic experience. Read Gehring's testimony on the event and the positive feedback she received.

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Massey Postdoctoral researcher receives prestigious research fellowship

Catherine Vaughan, Ph.D., was recently awarded an American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)-AstraZeneca Fellowship in Lung Cancer Research at this year’s AACR annual meeting. Vaughan was just one of three postdoctoral scientists to receive this distinguished award.

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Massey researcher studies protein found in cancer cells and platelets to inform the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher “Eddie” Wook-Jin Chae, Ph.D., studies a protein found in blood cells that inhibits tissue injury repair in hopes of informing the development of a novel antibody for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases such as cancer and asthma.

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Recipe corner: summer potato salad and vinaigrette fruit sundae

July has arrived and cookouts are in full swing! Check out these healthy and tasty alternatives to traditional cookout recipes.

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Massey endorses statement to Congress: “We can and must eliminate HPV-related cancers”

VCU Massey Cancer Center joins the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), cancer centers and health organizations nationwide in advocating for the United States to take action toward the elimination of cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) through HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.

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