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Massive community art print honoring locals affected by cancer to be unveiled

A world record-setting print created in September 2016 honoring community members affected by cancer will be unveiled in Richmond, Virginia. This will be the first time the print is on display for public view. 

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Devanand Sarkar named Massey's associate director for education and training

Massey researcher Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., has been appointed as the associate director for education and training at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Sarkar holds the Harrison Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research at Massey and is a member of Massey’s Cancer Molecular Genetics research program. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at the VCU School of Medicine and associate scientific director, Cancer Therapeutics, at the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine. Additionally, he co-directs the Cancer and Molecular Medicine Ph.D. program of the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

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New patient-centered program at VCU Massey Cancer Center raises the bar for pancreatic cancer care

VCU Massey Cancer Center recently opened its Pancreas and Biliary Neoplasm Program for patients like Tuppince. The program is the first of its kind in the Richmond area, and it aims to reduce treatment delays and improve outcomes through a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach.

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Massey joins nation’s other NCI cancer centers in endorsing updated HPV vaccine recommendations

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), VCU Massey Cancer Center has again united with each of the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Regaining control through yoga

Many cancer patients and survivors face a host of physical and mental side effects from their experience. Surgery can create scar tissue that limits movement. Chemotherapy can cause peripheral neuropathy (a form of nerve pain in the extremities) and lead to a mental fogginess often referred to as “chemo brain.” Radiation can tighten muscle fibers and limit range of movement. And many survivors deal with depression and anxiety. Fortunately, yoga has been shown to help with all of these issues. 

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