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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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Parents of pediatric cancer patients more likely to endorse COVID-19 misinformation

A new study led by VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program, found that parents of children with cancer were more likely to believe misinformation and unverifiable content associated with COVID-19 than parents of children with no cancer history.

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Massey director Dr. Robert Winn among first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccination at VCU Medical Center

VCU Medical Center began COVID-19 vaccinations of its first front-line team members Wednesday afternoon. Robert Winn, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center, was one of seven people who volunteered to be the first to receive the new vaccine.

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Changes to visitor policy

As of Friday, January 8, VCU Massey Cancer Center is suspending all in-person visits to hospitalized patients for the duration of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Help us stay safe: Face masks required at all Massey facilities

We want to continue to keep everyone onsite at VCU Massey Cancer Center safe during COVID-19. To do this, we are following the face mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are requiring everyone in our environment to wear a face mask.

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Massey researcher develops extremely rapid experimental COVID-19 test to accelerate diagnostic turnaround

Early diagnosis and isolation of patients with COVID-19 is a keystone for controlling the pandemic and allowing phased reopening in Virginia. While testing capacity has grown, quick turnaround for patient results remains critical.

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