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Gov. Ralph Northam discusses colon cancer with Massey representatives

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“This is all about prevention.”

Jun 15, 2021

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has connected with members of the VCU Massey Cancer Center team several times since his January 2018 inauguration. For the first time, however, a walk-through inflatable colon was the backdrop on June 4, 2021. Northam ...



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“This is all about prevention.”

Jun 15, 2021

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has connected with members of the VCU Massey Cancer Center team several times since his January 2018 inauguration. For the first time, however, a walk-through inflatable colon was the backdrop on June 4, 2021. Northam stopped by the Massey tent and colon cancer awaren...

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Sheppard receives Professional Achievement Award from VCU School of Medicine

Jun 09, 2021

Vanessa B. Sheppard, Ph.D., was recently conferred the 2021 Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine Professional Achievement Award from the VCU School of Medicine. Sheppard is the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Chair in Cancer Prevention and Control and associate director for community outreach, engage...

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Massey Nation steps up to the Massey Challenge in new and familiar ways this year

Jun 08, 2021

It’s not the 10K without the #MasseyChallenge In a year that has been largely defined by COVID-19, one thing has remained constant: Massey Nation’s commitment to fighting cancer, no matter what. Cancer doesn’t stop for a pandemic, and for our Massey Challenge team captains, neither do they. COVID-19...

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Massey researcher honored with esteemed statistical applications award

Jun 07, 2021

Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., a research member at VCU Massey Cancer Center and the director of Massey’s Biostatistics Shared Resource, recently won the 2021 Outstanding Statistical Applications Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA) for his paper “Bayesian Nonparametric Policy Searc...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, COVID-19

Massey and Hitting Cancer Below the Belt partnership packs a punch for colon cancer

Jun 04, 2021

Several times a year, Mindy Conklin packs up a ten-foot inflatable colon and hits the road. She visits schools, health fairs, free clinics and hospitals across Virginia. Conklin, the founder and executive director of Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2), connects with individuals during her stops t...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, COVID-19

CDC leader explains new masking guidelines at Massey’s Facts & Faith Fridays

Jun 03, 2021

One day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new COVID-19 masking guidelines, Virginia faith leaders gathered virtually as part of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s weekly webinar, Facts and Faith Fridays, to learn how the change will affect their communities and congregations....

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See how our new Adult Outpatient Pavilion will bring a multitude of patient services together under one roof

Jun 03, 2021

Get a sneak peek! VCU Health’s new 17-story Adult Outpatient Pavilion opens in December with a multitude of outpatient services easily accessible under one roof, including an Oncology Pavilion that will consolidate the majority of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s clinics on the downtown medical campus. Th...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Facts & Faith Fridays Hosts Croyle and Ciolino of National Cancer Institute

Jun 02, 2021

Last week’s installment of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Facts & Faith Fridays featured two guest speakers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health – Henry Ciolino, Ph.D., director of the Office of Cancer Centers, and Bob Croyle, Ph.D., director of the Divisio...

Prevention & Control, Research, Community Engagement & Health Equity

Gray Matters: Advances in neuro-oncology

May 27, 2021

On Thursday, May 20, in honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, VCU Massey Cancer Center’s neuro-oncology team presented an “Insider’s Experience” virtual panel presentation highlighting critical breakthroughs and advances in neuro-oncology that are improving care of patients with brain cancer. “[Ou...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Public art installation connects Massey and cancer awareness to the Danville community

May 27, 2021

Suzette Wilkins interpreted the cancer stories of two dear friends as she crocheted with yarn in shades of pink and white. “All the pink made me think of Katherine. She’s battling breast cancer and just had her left breast removed. Now she is to begin radiation, so it was all for her,” explains Wilk...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Stepping up to the Massey Challenge in honor of her mom

May 26, 2021

Putting cancer on the run, one step at a time. That is the goal of Eleanor Templeton, a 24-year-old nursing student and devoted daughter who is stepping up to the Massey Challenge to fight cancer this spring in honor of her mother. Templeton’s “sweet mum,” as she calls her, has been bravely fight...

Research

Clinical trial tests new lifestyle program aimed at addressing obesity in young men

May 25, 2021

Young men with obesity are at risk for developing a host of health complications, including cancer, heart disease and cardiometabolic disease. To better understand the behaviors that contribute to obesity in this demographic and identify solutions, researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center are testing...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Clinical

Sisters’ bone marrow procedure decades ago means perfect match for kidney transplant

May 25, 2021

It sounds too good to be true — a kidney donor and transplant recipient with perfectly-matched immune systems even though they’re not identical twins. But it is true, and it happened in March at the VCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center. Two sisters were so perfectly matched that the transplant recipient w...

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Massey joins NCI-designated cancer centers in calling for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

May 21, 2021

VCU Massey Cancer Center joins doctors and scientists across America at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and other organizations in issuing a joint statement urging the nation’s health care systems, physicians, parents and children, and young adults to get the human papillom...

Clinical, Research, Community Engagement & Health Equity

2021 Clinical Trials Day is May 20

May 20, 2021

In March 2020, when the pandemic hit, there were no approved treatments or vaccines for COVID-19. A little more than a year later, much of the world is being vaccinated, and fewer people with COVID-19 are dying — kept alive and off ventilators with the help of approved treatments. None of that woul...

Research

‘No Level of Smoke Exposure is Safe’

May 19, 2021

Nearly a quarter of pregnant women say they’ve been around secondhand smoke – in their homes, at work, around a friend or relative – which, according to new research, is linked to epigenetic changes – meaning changes to how genes are regulated rather than changes to the genetic code itself – in babi...

Prevention & Control

Colorectal cancer screening age lowered to 45

May 18, 2021

Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, lowering the recommended age of first screening to 45 for adults with no heightened family or medical risk of the disease. After reviewing the latest evidence and running simulations on ...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Open hearts and open minds drive Petersburg’s Healthy Living and Learning Center

May 14, 2021

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its 2021 Virginia County Health Rankings in March, and Petersburg ranks 132 for health factors and 133 for healthy outcomes out of 133 localities. In response, VCU Massey Cancer Center will continue its efforts at the Petersburg Healthy Living and Learning...

Research

Postdoc Sean Koebley receives Spring 2021 VCU Science Communication Award

May 10, 2021

Sean Koebley, Ph.D., was recently bestowed the 2021 VCU Science Communication Award for his presentation: “Goodbye, P-value: Practical Bayesian Statistics To Replace Frequentist Statistics.” Koebley is a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics Department at VCU, where he works with VCU Massey Cancer Cent...

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Honor and celebrate moms on Mother's Day

May 06, 2021

Mother's Day is a day to honor and celebrate moms. On this Mother's Day, please join us in standing with mothers impacted by cancer with a donation to Massey.

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