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2017 Archive

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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Massey physician-researcher awarded $250,000 to identify risk factors for the prevention and treatment of pediatric cancer

Seth Corey, M.D., chief of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation in the Department of Pediatrics at VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, received a $250,000 Innovation award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to determine which children with an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome would benefit most from stem cell transplantation at an early stage using precision medicine and computer models.

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With Cutting-Edge Immunotherapy, Amy Boles Defies The Odds of Advanced Melanoma

Amy Boles sat on a stool next to the doctor she credits with saving her life as she shared her experience with a deadly form of skin cancer that spread and nearly consumed her entire liver. 

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