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For Massey researcher, platelets donation is personal

May 10, 2022

Several times each year, J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D., rolls up his sleeves in the name of cancer patients. Cassel, the palliative care research director at VCU Massey Cancer Center, is a regular platelets donor. “I want to do something tangible for peopl...



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Findlay, Turner latest researchers to join Cancer Prevention and Control program

May 19, 2022

This week, Massey welcomed Victoria Findlay, Ph.D., and David Turner, Ph.D., as members of the Cancer Prevention & Control (CPC) and Cancer Biology (CB) research programs and Associate Professors in the Department of Surgery. Additionally, Findlay will serve as co-lead of the CPC program. Findlay an...

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Zhang joins Massey as member of developmental therapeutics research program

May 17, 2022

Yuesheng Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Massey Cancer Center as a research member of the developmental therapeutics program and a professor within the department of pharmacology & toxicology with the VCU School of Medicine. Zhang comes to Massey after an 18-year stint with Roswell Park Comprehensiv...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

For Massey researcher, platelets donation is personal

May 10, 2022

Several times each year, J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D., rolls up his sleeves in the name of cancer patients. Cassel, the palliative care research director at VCU Massey Cancer Center, is a regular platelets donor. “I want to do something tangible for people living with cancer,” explained Cassel. “Both of ...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Prevention & Control, Research

‘We can prevent 20-30,000 cancers a year’: Massey experts hold community conversation on HPV vaccination

May 06, 2022

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for population science and the Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., chair in Cancer Research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, says there is one question he and other cancer researchers, clinicians and advocates often hear: “What can I do to prevent cancer?” T...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Research

Community members drive inaugural Massey Breast Cancer Summit

Apr 22, 2022

On Tuesday, April 19, leaders from VCU Massey Cancer Center converged for the inaugural Breast Cancer Summit. They aimed to engage the community on priorities for research in an effort to close gaps in breast cancer inequities. “The importance of a summit like this is that our cancer center and com...

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Massey researcher to serve as president of behavioral medicine organization

Apr 21, 2022

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for population science and the Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., chair in Cancer Research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, has been named president-elect for the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). SBM is a nonprofit founded in 1978 to study the relationsh...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Virginia faith leaders release open letter denouncing war in Ukraine

Apr 20, 2022

More than 20 faith leaders and members of the Facts & Faith Fridays community group in central Virginia have released an open letter denouncing the war in Ukraine. "Today, as a united front, our Facts & Faith Fridays community is watching in horror at the events unfolding in Ukraine," says an excerp...

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A Loving Gift and a Legacy of Hope

Apr 18, 2022

It was a test of his faith, Larry Loving, Sr., said.  Loving and his wife, Christiane, lost two of their four children – both to brain cancer – within three years of each other. First, Noëlle, the Loving’s compassionate second-born, died of an inoperable brain tumor in 2017, one year after diagnos...

Prevention & Control, Research, Center News & Funding

Massey researcher awarded three-year grant for tobacco investigation

Apr 18, 2022

Mignonne C. Guy, Ph.D., a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center and an associate professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been awarded $845,0...

Research

Massey shines at international cancer research conference in New Orleans

Apr 14, 2022

VCU Massey Cancer Center reached an international audience during the recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference highlights the work of the best minds in cancer research from institutions all over the world, and a wide array o...

Research

Massey director receives prestigious lectureship at AACR annual meeting

Apr 12, 2022

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, was honored with the AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship during the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The lectureship recognizes...

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Massey Challenge 2022 Teams Spotlight

Apr 11, 2022

The Massey Challenge and Monument Avenue 10K are back in person this year.  Meet some of the teams who are making their miles matter in the fight against cancer on Saturday, April 23. At Massey, we’re not just imagining a future without cancer. We’re running toward it together.  For nearly two deca...

Research

Massey director honored with $100 million fellowship in his name: The Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program

Apr 11, 2022

During the opening ceremony of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022 on April 10, Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, stood on a stage in New Orleans, Louisiana, before an in-person audience of approximately 20,00...

Clinical

Massey physicians named Richmond’s “Top Docs”

Apr 07, 2022

Richmond Magazine’s annual list of “Top Docs” once again recognizes a number of VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians. Featured in the magazine’s April 2022 issue, the list includes 34 doctors from varied specialties who provide oncology-related care to Massey’s patients, including 14 who care for ped...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

‘Look at what you can dream, and then create it’: Massey director delivers keynote address at Virginia State University

Apr 06, 2022

On Monday, April 4, 2022, Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, served as the keynote speaker during the Honors College Spring Convocation at Virginia State University (VSU). “You already know what you’re supposed to do,” Winn told the students. “Yo...

Research

How the country's largest twin registry is supporting cancer research at Massey

Mar 30, 2022

The nation’s largest twin registry, based at Virginia Commonwealth University, plays a role in research across many disciplines and topics including the heredity of alcohol and drug abuse, psychiatric outcomes of bullying victimization, depression in women,  behavioral problems in children, and the ...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Center News & Funding

2022 Doctor’s Day

Mar 29, 2022

As Massey celebrates Doctor’s Day 2022, Phil and Joan Brennan are proud to share their reasons for supporting Massey. And, they invite others to join them by making a gift to help advance cancer research and clinical trials at Massey. “Thank you.” These are more than two simple words. For Phil and ...

Research, Clinical

Black patients more likely to be excluded from pancreatic cancer clinical trials

Mar 29, 2022

Clinical trials are responsible for determining the safety and efficacy of drugs, and lead to virtually all standards of cancer care in the U.S. However, a recent study conducted by researchers from VCU Massey Cancer Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine and UF Health Cancer Center f...

Adult Outpatient Pavilion, Clinical, Center News & Funding

Massey first between Pa. and Fla. to treat cancer patients with MRI-guided radiation

Mar 16, 2022

VCU Massey Cancer Center is the first cancer center in Virginia to offer MRI-guided radiation therapy for cancer patients, providing a novel treatment option for patients with difficult-to-treat solid tumors, including prostate, lung, pancreas and liver tumors, among others. With the implementation ...

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Stand Up To Cancer and Southeastern cancer centers fight racial inequities in lung cancer

Mar 15, 2022

VCU Massey Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center and University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center secured a four-year, $3 million grant from Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) that will establish the SU2C Lung Cancer Health Equity Research Team and...

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