2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan

About the plan

Guided by the 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan, Massey's commitment to reducing the cancer burden in the communities it serves has been reimagined to ensure all Center-led initiatives and cancer research work towards closing cancer inequity gaps across all racial/ethnic and geographic populations. This starts with incorporating community voices into Massey research and in turn developing effective communication channels to disseminate key findings to the community. The 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan not only renews the Center's scientific commitment to ultimately ending the war on cancer but becoming national exemplars in securing equitable outcomes for all.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Virginia. More than 15,000 individuals across the state will die from the disease this year alone.
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To reduce the state cancer burden for all Virginians by addressing the confluence between biological, social, and policy drivers through high-impact, cutting-edge research; person-centered care across the continuum, from prevention through survivorship; community integration; and training the next generation of community-centric researchers and health care professionals

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To be a premier community-focused cancer center leading the nation in cancer health equity research and ensuring optimal health outcomes for all

Strategic plan components

Strategic Priorities

Priorities are driven by community needs and factors contributing to the cancer burden.

Pillar Goals

Massey's pillar goals aim to reduce the catchment area cancer burden.

Explore the Plan

Explore the full version of Massey's 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan.