VCU Massey Cancer Center


Recipe corner: apple nachos and smoothie bowls

PB&Banana Smoothie Bowl

Apples, bananas, and peanut butter are three foods that come to mind this month as kids begin their new school year. Teachers will see many students toting these fruits, and some PB&J sandwiches, in their lunchboxes or backpacks. These popular foods aren’t for kids only, though. Adults can appreciate these familiar favorites while pumping up their nutrition.

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Commitment to a cure for liver cancer

When Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., came to VCU Massey Cancer Center in 2008, he wanted to pursue a new direction in his research. Driven by the loss of his close friend and colleague, Sarkar has been on a mission to better understand the processes that drive the development of liver cancer. Now, nearly a decade after he started, his research is close to bringing about new treatments for the disease while redefining how obesity is connected to cancer.

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Massey welcomes a furry new addition to its Palliative Care Unit

Renny is the newest member of VCU Massey Cancer Center's Palliative Care program. The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering of the chronically ill by managing pain and symptoms and addressing psychological, emotional and spiritual needs. As the newest member of the team, Renny makes visits palliative care patients that would like to see her in order to provide comfort and support and help ease their anxiety.

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Expert Q&A on mindfulness with Massey’s Sarah Braun

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 is National Relaxation Day.

In the Q&A below, Sarah Braun, M.S., a research assistant in the Division of Neuro-oncology in the Department of Neurology and a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, explains mindfulness - its benefits, risks and how you can incorporate it into your everyday life.

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Volunteer draws from past to comfort patients

Jake began volunteering at Massey in January of 2016. His role as a volunteer was to make sure that the bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients are comfortable and offer to bring them blankets and any snacks or food, but Jake used his time in the room with patients to feel out if they’d like to have a conversation. 

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