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VCU Medical Center named best hospital in Richmond metro area, high performing in cancer care

Jul 27, 2021

For the 11th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked VCU Medical Center, which includes VCU Massey Cancer Center’s oncology patient care, as the number one hospital in the Richmond metro area in its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. Massey...



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VCU Medical Center named best hospital in Richmond metro area, high performing in cancer care

Jul 27, 2021

For the 11th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked VCU Medical Center, which includes VCU Massey Cancer Center’s oncology patient care, as the number one hospital in the Richmond metro area in its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. Massey’s cancer care was recognized as “High Performing”...

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Massey director Robert Winn named president-elect of international cancer association

Jul 26, 2021

Robert Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, has been elected by the members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) to serve as vice president and president-elect of the AACI’s board of directors, effective immediately. He serves on the board...

Prevention & Control

Unprecedented study uncovers geographic-related HPV vaccination disparities in Virginia

Jul 19, 2021

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus, which is strongly associated with the development of certain cancers, including cervical and oropharyngeal, is largely preventabl...

Center News & Funding, Research

Massey scientists awarded $2.3M to investigate treatment options for advanced prostate cancer

Jul 12, 2021

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It grows slowly and has a positive prognosis if detected early; however, prostate cancer typically spreads to the bone wh...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Building community connections in Danville, one stitch at a time

Jul 09, 2021

In trying times when unity within the community is needed the most, the beauty, joy and fun of an art installation in Danville, Virginia, does just that. Called “WANDERLOVE: A Stitch in Time,” the installation began on June 28 on the Danville Riverwalk Trail and is now open to the public for viewing...

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Tremayne Robertson appointed as director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Jul 09, 2021

Tremayne Robertson joined VCU Massey Cancer Center on July 1 as the director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In his role, Robertson will lead initiatives promoting DEI in Massey practices, procedures, policies, personnel and patient care. “DEI can and does inform the work being done daily ...

Center News & Funding, Research

Massey researcher awarded $1.3M to identify environmental risks for bladder cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Jul 02, 2021

VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher David Wheeler, M.P.H., Ph.D., was awarded more than $1.3 million in total funding through a U01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to better understand environmental, geographic and socioeconomic risk factors that lead to bladder cancer and non-Hodgkin...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Navigating cervical cancer during a pandemic

Jul 01, 2021

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hampton resident Michelle Nix was not thinking about cervical cancer. The 51-year-old certified nursing assistant was busy working for a home health care agency and considered herself to be in good health. However, troubling physical symptoms appeared in J...

Research, Center News & Funding

American Cancer Society grant fuels the development of triple-negative breast cancer treatments

Jun 28, 2021

VCU Massey Cancer Center scientist Senthil Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., has been awarded $792,000 over four years by the American Cancer Society to explore a new approach to treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC accounts for about 15 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed and disproportiona...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Prevention & Control

Massey helps kick off the inaugural National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

Jun 28, 2021

For generations, some Black individuals in the United States have kept their health histories to themselves because they considered it taboo to discuss diagnoses with their family members. With this cultural tendency in mind, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) ...

Community Engagement & Health Equity

Julie and Geoff Shudtz: A legacy of positivity and hope

Jun 22, 2021

Julie Shudtz is on a mission to spread awareness about pancreatic cancer and to share the legacy of positivity and hope left by her late husband, Geoff. Geoff was a husband, a son and a friend. He was a businessman and entrepreneur, who never missed a day of work even while undergoing cancer treatme...

Research

Massey researcher examines how to reduce cancer disparities and improve quality of care for the LGBTQ+ population

Jun 22, 2021

To commemorate Pride Month 2021, the Biden administration issued a proclamation that celebrates the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community but also acknowledges the ongoing struggle to secure equity for this population in many areas impacted by government policy, including health care. In line wit...

Center News & Funding, Community Engagement & Health Equity

Celebrate a dad or father figure in your life

Jun 16, 2021

This Father’s Day, we invite you to celebrate a dad or father figure in your life by making a gift to Massey in their honor or memory.

Research

Vulnerability in mutant KRAS pancreatic tumors discovered and targeted

Jun 16, 2021

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the pancreas, a long and flat gland located behind the stomach that helps with digestion and blood sugar regulation. Because pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early, it is associated with a low survival...

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“This is all about prevention.”

Jun 15, 2021

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has connected with members of the VCU Massey Cancer Center team several times since his January 2018 inauguration. For the first time, however, a walk-through inflatable colon was the backdrop on June 4, 2021. Northam stopped by the Massey tent and colon cancer awaren...

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See how our new Adult Outpatient Pavilion will bring a multitude of patient services together under one roof

Jun 14, 2021

Get a sneak peek! VCU Health’s new 17-story Adult Outpatient Pavilion opens in December with a multitude of outpatient services easily accessible under one roof, including an Oncology Pavilion that will consolidate the majority of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s clinics on the downtown medical campus. Th...

Center News & Funding, Community Engagement & Health Equity, Research

Sheppard receives Professional Achievement Award from VCU School of Medicine

Jun 09, 2021

Vanessa B. Sheppard, Ph.D., was recently conferred the 2021 Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine Professional Achievement Award from the VCU School of Medicine. Sheppard is the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Chair in Cancer Prevention and Control and associate director for community outreach, engage...

Center News & Funding

Massey Nation steps up to the Massey Challenge in new and familiar ways this year

Jun 08, 2021

It’s not the 10K without the #MasseyChallenge In a year that has been largely defined by COVID-19, one thing has remained constant: Massey Nation’s commitment to fighting cancer, no matter what. Cancer doesn’t stop for a pandemic, and for our Massey Challenge team captains, neither do they. COVID-19...

Research

Massey researcher honored with esteemed statistical applications award

Jun 07, 2021

Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., a research member at VCU Massey Cancer Center and the director of Massey’s Biostatistics Shared Resource, recently won the 2021 Outstanding Statistical Applications Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA) for his paper “Bayesian Nonparametric Policy Searc...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, COVID-19

Massey and Hitting Cancer Below the Belt partnership packs a punch for colon cancer

Jun 04, 2021

Several times a year, Mindy Conklin packs up a ten-foot inflatable colon and hits the road. She visits schools, health fairs, free clinics and hospitals across Virginia. Conklin, the founder and executive director of Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2), connects with individuals during her stops t...

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