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Kandace McGuire joins VCU Massey Cancer Center as chief of breast surgery

Kandace P. McGuire, M.D., has been appointed chief of breast surgery and surgical leader of the Breast Health Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center. She joined VCU in September 2017 and will also serve as an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the VCU School of Medicine.

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A life shaped by cancer inspires Massey volunteer to give back

Laurie Crouch says that, for better or worse, her “entire life has been shaped by cancer.” This is the reason she decided to return to VCU Massey Cancer Center to volunteer. 

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Recipe corner - savory pumpkin soup and autumn-spiced pumpkin seeds

When selecting that perfect pumpkin to make your jack-o'-lantern, pick up another one to eat. Pumpkin can pump up nutrition in your meals. 

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Fighting Back: Medical Student Targets Cancer

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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