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2020 Archive

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Massey researcher leads clinical trials at VCU on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers began two clinical trials this week on a potential, experimental treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe. The trials will be led by Arun Sanyal, M.D., a member of the Cancer Cell Signaling and Cancer Prevention and Control research programs at VCU Massey Cancer Center and a liver specialist and gastroenterologist at VCU Health, and will test whether an investigational drug benefits patients with moderate and severe symptoms of COVID-19 and the virus responsible for the disease, SARS-Cov-2.

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Cancer patients and coronavirus (COVID-19): What you should know

At VCU Massey Cancer Center, the health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and have plans in place. Our staff is highly trained at screening for and managing infectious diseases.

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Recipe corner: collard green burritos and fruity green smoothie

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by eating green! These quick, easy and delicious recipes are nutritious and full of plant based-ingredients.

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Collaboration with one-of-a-kind drug production lab at VCU accelerates Massey's innovation

Established in 2017 within the VCU College of Engineering, the Medicines for All Institute (M4ALL) at VCU is an internationally distinctive facility equipped to manufacture large volumes of targeted therapeutics for the university to conduct research. In addition, it works on developing new lower cost methods for the preparation of global health drugs associated with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Recipe corner: black bean brownie bites and winter smoothie bowl

Most desserts and sweet treats can be altered into healthier versions with a few simple ingredient changes. Try protein-packed black beans in your brownies instead of butter and oil or load up on vitamin-rich frozen berries for a cool treat. 

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