Grab your friends and brunch for a cause during the 2nd Annual Richmond Brunch Weekend. With more than 20 participating restaurants, 10% of the total sales will be donated to support Massey's cancer research. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the link in our bio.
Happy #firstdayofspring from Becky's Garden! The healing garden at Massey offers patients, family members and medical staff a chance to be around nature and to escape, if for only a little while, the stress and stimulation of a clinical environment.
It doesn't take luck. 🍀 Preliminary findings from a pilot study led by Dr. Harry Bear, the director of Breast Health at Massey, suggest that it may be possible to use genetic testing to identify more breast cancer patients who would benefit from hormone therapy as an alternative to chemotherapy. Increased use of hormone therapy could spare patients from the treatment side effects of chemo and allow for more breast-conserving surgeries. Use the link in our bio to learn more. #stpatricksday
Don't forget to cheer on @vcu_hoops tonight at 7:20 p.m. on @tbsnetwork! #marchmadness #letsgovcu
It doesn't take luck. 🍀 Joseph Landry and a team of Massey researchers found the depletion of an enzyme which helps control gene expression in cancerous cells aided the immune system to fight back against the disease, yielding promising results for the successful treatment of melanomas and breast cancers in the form of a novel immunotherapy. Use the link in our bio to read more.
Thanks to the @rtdnews/@rtd_photo for covering Dr. Leopoldo Fernandez and his team as they demonstrated HIPEC in the @VCU School of Medicine's state-of-the-art Center for the Human Simulation and Patient Safety! HIPEC is a complex procedure for patients with advanced abdominal cancers that uses a heated chemotherapy solution circulated throughout the abdominal cavity to kill any remaining cancer cells after surgery. Read more at the link in our bio to learn more.
Despite a number of family tragedies and a stage 4 colorectal cancer diagnosis in 2013, patient Anita Whitlow keeps a positive outlook on life. Read more about Anita's journey and her advice to others at the link in our bio. #colorectalcancerawareness
Happy #NationalNutritionMonth and #NationalRegisteredDieticianDay (March 8) to Massey's own Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition Elizabeth Miller! What made you want to get into this field? Beginning as a teenager, I've always enjoyed cooking, baking and reading about various diets, including studying the qualities of foods and their impact on health. Because of this, I began to look into the field of nutrition and dietetics. What are your best tips for healthy eating to prevent cancer? 1. Eat primarily whole, fresh foods such as (cooked or raw) fruits and vegetables. 🐟🥗 2. Incorporate plenty of fiber into your diet through foods like beans, peas, seeds, nuts and whole grains. 3. Choose healthy fats from sources like avocados, walnuts, almonds and extra-virgin olive oil. 🥑 4. Try to incorporate plant-based meals into your diet each week. 5. Minimize or avoid cured meats like bacon and sausage. 🥓 How long have you been at @vcuhealth/Massey? I have been at VCU Health for 30 years this month. For approximately 27 years, I worked as an inpatient oncology dietitian, covering some or all of the oncology units. What is the most rewarding part of your job? Helping patients to feel better and improve nutritionally, which helps improve their quality of life.
Massey now offers HIPEC for patients with advanced abdominal cancers. HIPEC is a complex procedure that uses a heated chemotherapy solution circulated throughout the abdominal cavity to kill any remaining cancer cells after surgery. Learn more about HIPEC with @8news at the link in our bio.