Prevention & control
Social media policies can curb HPV vaccine misinformation and improve public health communications, but concerns remain
A new study led by VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program, compared how HPV vaccination was portrayed on Pinterest before and after the social media platform began moderating vaccine-related content. Findings may help public health officials utilize social media to tackle potentially harmful rhetoric and disseminate trustworthy health information.
Today, the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) released its inaugural Cancer Disparities Progress Report, which outlines the enormous toll that cancer exacts on racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations, highlights areas of progress in reducing these disparities and provides specific recommendations for achieving health equity. As a member of the AACR Steering Committee that contributed to the report, VCU Massey Cancer Center Director Robert Winn, M.D., was part of a virtual Congressional briefing on the findings.
Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center are adding to an expansive study called Together for Health – Virginia to better understand how residents in our state have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program can be accessed through a mobile app available at the Apple App Story or Google Play (by searching Together for Health – Virginia) or online at Together for Health – Virginia.
Something we don’t often think about is sitting down for a picnic! While not the most conventional idea, eating outside can help to slow down our fast-paced lives and cherish the outdoors.
Maintaining a healthy weight is very important during your cancer treatment. Weight loss can lead to slow recovery, increased hospitalizations and longer treatment time.