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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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Recipe corner: fiesta butternut squash and chicken soup; sweet and spicy pecans

Butternut squash is a good source of fiber, potassium and other key nutrients. Pecans are one of the best known dietary sources of vitamin E, which has antioxidant effects. 

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Massey’s growing yoga program provides comfort and support for individuals facing cancer

Cancer patients and survivors face a variety of physical and mental symptoms including fatigue, muscle weakness, bone density loss, depression and stress. Research shows that yoga can ease these issues while also improving strength, concentration and flexibility.

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Jordan harnesses cardiac MRI to improve long-term heart health of cancer patients

Growing bodies of research continue to suggest that chemotherapy is associated with a significantly increased risk of heart disease, particularly in patients who have been treated for breast cancer or lymphoma. However, the emerging field of cardio-oncology is amplifying the attention on cancer patients’ heart health before, during and after their treatment to minimize cardiovascular side effects and increase cancer-related survival.

For Jennifer Jordan, Ph.D., it is exciting to be a part of this new discipline and better understand how medical therapies affect heart function over time to improve the long-term cardiovascular care for patients.

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Robert Winn, M.D.

Lung cancer and health disparities expert named director of VCU Massey Cancer Center

Robert Winn, M.D., has been named director of Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Winn, an expert in lung cancer and community-based health care, will start at VCU on December 2.

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After losing her daughter to brain cancer, a mother turned heartbreak into hope

With unwavering faith and fortitude, Anne Worthington Tesiero Beith endured an unthinkable loss when her daughter Carol passed away from brain cancer. Despite years of tragedy, Beith's legacy is now one of immense hope. Upon Beith's passing in 2017, she left Massey a bequest that helped to establish the $1M endowed Carol Tesiero Brain Tumor Research Fund. 

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