VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center Leadership

From the director

Image of Director Robert Winn, M.D. Welcome to VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center. We are proud to be one of just 72 cancer centers out of 1,500 nationwide designated by the National Cancer Institute to help lead and shape our nation’s progress against cancer.

As an NCI-designated center, much of the latest cancer research is conducted and available right here. Our researchers – nearly 150 VCU faculty members – endeavor to utilize a “community-to-bench-to-bedside-to-community” model of research in which the community’s cancer needs inform our research and then we bring our discoveries from our laboratories to the patient bedside and back to the community. Furthermore, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to developing methods to eliminate health disparities and ensure equal access to cutting-edge medical treatments.

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center has one of the largest selections of clinical trials in Virginia, which in turn enables us to offer more hope and new treatment options to people with all types of cancer. We also collaborate with other leading cancer centers across the country to ensure that the treatments people in Virginia need are close to home.

Our specialized teams focus their intellectual power on each patient. These multidisciplinary teams are organized by cancer type – such as breast cancer, lung cancer or colon cancer – and they include a variety of specialists. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nurse navigators and a host of others meet each week to discuss treatment plans for each patient. This level of teamwork and communication provides the highest-quality coordinated, individualized care – all culminating into better outcomes for our patients.

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is also one of the best models of a public-private partnership in Virginia, with a portion of our research funding coming from private philanthropy and state funds. We appreciate the support our community gives us and, in turn, we commit ourselves to helping to prevent, control and, ultimately, to cure cancer.

Robert A. Winn, M.D.
Director, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior associate dean for cancer innovation, VCU School of Medicine