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Fighting Back: Medical Student Targets Cancer

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In 2009, Seth Spencer underwent surgery to replace his right hip. In 2012, he had his other hip and both knees replaced — he was just 23 years old.

Spencer’s joint deterioration was a side effect of a bone marrow transplant he received five years earlier to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

“When you’re younger and you’re diagnosed it really changes how you live the rest of your life,” he said.

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Massey’s clinics feature captivating new artwork

Hospital artwork is usually something that you notice most when it’s not there. Before 2014, the walls at Massey Cancer Center’s downtown and Stony Point outpatient oncology clinics were easy to miss, but thanks to volunteers, donors and the hard work of artists, the art that now streams through the clinic captivates passersby and breathes life into the clinics.

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Massey offers free CME/CEU conference on vaccinations in Southern and Central Virginia

On Saturday, September 9, a free continuing education program will be held for physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners about best practices and quality improvement measures regarding adolescent immunizations, with an emphasis on the HPV vaccine.

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Massey physician-researcher awarded $600,000 to develop more effective therapies for leukemia

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VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Steven Grant, M.D., was awarded $600,000 from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to develop more effective therapies for patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

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Massey physician-researcher studies the complexities of cancer treatment to determine more effective methods of care

Alan Dow, M.D., studies the complexities of comprehensive cancer treatment to determine how to more effectively provide care for patients who require the expertise of a wide range of medical professionals. 

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