Community outreach and engagement

Community outreach and engagement at Massey promotes disparities-related research; provides cancer prevention and education services; enables access to cancer screening, treatment and clinical trials, and advocates for public policy to reduce the cancer burden.

Understanding cancer in our community

As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Massey is committed to understanding how cancer impacts the diverse communities we serve, and sharing that information with the community, academic partners, civic leaders and government institutions across the state.

Massey's catchment area consists of 66 counties and cities, spanning the eastern, central and southern portions of the state.

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Community outreach and engagement at Massey


Acting as a bridge between Massey and the community to build trust through meaningful partnerships.

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Community-focused activities

Massey’s signature community activities and outreach services are designed to help reduce the cancer burden across the catchment area.

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Cancer prevention services and screening

Guidance and resources are available to help individuals stay in control of their health and lower one’s cancer risk.

Access prevention and screening resources

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Catchment area data access and alignment

Catchment area data access and alignment

Explore the catchment area and data driving research, outreach and education initiatives.
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Community engagement in research

Massey is facilitating cancer research with the community to help prioritize our work.

Policy advocacy and partnerships

Policy advocacy and partnerships

See how Massey is helping lead cancer advocacy efforts with key policy partners.

Related Classes & Events

  • Petersburg Public Library
  • Wed | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Massey @ Petersburg HLLC Farmer's Market

  • In-Person Event
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  • VCU Health Hub at 25th
  • Fri | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

VCU Massey Cancer Center Community Outreach and Engagement

  • In-Person Event
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  • Petersburg High School
  • Sat | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Trials of Color 5k Run for Cancer Awareness

  • In-Person Event
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About the Office of COE

About the Office of COE

We serve the community by building trust through meaningful partnerships, educating individuals about cancer risk, navigating to screening and treatment, cultivating an interest in research and advancing cancer policy.

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