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Closing the gap in prostate and colorectal cancer disparities: a community conversation

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Terrance Afer-Anderson wants to create an army of ambassadors.

The Norfolk native and prostate cancer survivor wrote, produced and directed a movie, “The Black Walnut,” to bring attention to inequities in screening and mortality rates for prostate cancer in the Black community.

“I tell men scared of the invasiveness of a prostate cancer screening, ‘You have to toughen up,’” Afer-Anderson said on Feb. 9 at a virtual community event on the topic. “And I want African-American men – and women – to help spread the word about the disparity, to get tested early.”

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Updates to outpatient care at Massey due to COVID-19

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At VCU Massey Cancer Center we have implemented changes in our clinics to mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and keep our patients and medical teams safe.

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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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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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