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New Massey initiative aims to create shared data hub for cancer centers across the U.S.

Jan 24, 2022

Massey Cancer Center is working with analytics leader SAS to power vital research into higher cancer and mortality rates among low-income and vulnerable populations. SAS and Massey will create the Massey Research Analytics Hub, a secure, cloud-based platform with easy-to-use visualizations of quant...

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How the Massey Alliance is imagining a future without cancer

Jan 18, 2022

The Massey Alliance, VCU Massey Cancer Center’s young professionals board, focuses on advocating and fundraising on behalf of the cancer center. The group works tirelessly year-round to help advance Massey’s innovative work and to help make a future without cancer possible. “One goal of the Massey A...

Center News & Funding, Clinical

Renato Martins named as new chair of hematology, oncology and palliative care at Massey

Jan 18, 2022

On March 1, Renato G. Martins, M.D., M.P.H., will become the new chair of hematology, oncology and palliative care at VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. “I could not be more enthusiastic about joining VCU and Massey. I am inspired by the m...

Center News & Funding, Research

Massey director to make keynote address on lung cancer screening disparities

Jan 13, 2022

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE) 28th Annual Meeting. ACE is a national organization offering continuing education in the areas of oncology, clinical researc...

Center News & Funding, Community Engagement & Health Equity

New Massey grant program to support community-led health initiatives

Dec 07, 2021

In 2022, VCU Massey Cancer Center will invest in community-led initiatives that aim to improve the health outcomes for Virginians. The new Massey Cancer Center Community Grant Program will help community partners expand programs focused on the promotion of health, health equity, person-centered care...

Center News & Funding, Adult Outpatient Pavilion

Elevating cancer care through $1.2M in matching challenge grants

Dec 06, 2021

VCU Health’s new Adult Outpatient Pavilion opened on the MCV Campus on December 6, and the facility brings patient care to new heights both literally and figuratively. At 17 stories, the project is VCU Health’s tallest building to date, and it is poised to transform the way outpatient care is provid...

Center News & Funding, Adult Outpatient Pavilion, Clinical, Technology

Massey at the Adult Outpatient Pavilion is now open

Dec 06, 2021

VCU Massey Cancer Center at the Adult Outpatient Pavilion is now open! Located just off I-95, VCU Health’s new 17-story Adult Outpatient Pavilion is conveniently located at the corner of North 10th and East Leigh streets, on the MCV campus in downtown Richmond. The new 615,000-square foot facility c...

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Massey launches Epic, a new electronic health record that simplifies care navigation for patients

Dec 01, 2021

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, VCU Massey Cancer Center will go live with Epic, a modern electronic health record (EHR) widely used by academic health systems, hospitals and large medical practices nationwide.  All Massey locations and clinics are adopting the new system on the same day, with the...

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More than Luck: A couple creates a charitable remainder trust to benefit their family and Massey

Nov 29, 2021

Donor Spotlight: Giving thanks on Giving Tuesday One team. One fight. One day of giving. On GivingTuesday, Massey sat down with Richard “Dick” Luck, Ed.D. (M.S.’68/HP) and his wife, Dudley, to talk about their motivations for giving to Massey and the benefits of establishing a charitable remainder...

Center News & Funding, Community Engagement & Health Equity

The Epicest: Dean Jarrett Annual Golf Tournament raises $12,800 for Massey

Nov 19, 2021

Dean Jarrett was an epic person.  A native Virginian and proud Richmonder, Dean was a golf enthusiast, a lover of travel and adventure and a skilled communicator. He was a big-hearted giver who was always ready to share a smile. More than anything, Dean Jarrett was a loving husband, father and frie...

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Massey legend and founding director leaves behind inspirational legacy

Nov 11, 2021

Walter Lawrence, Jr., M.D., who died this week at age 96, was respected and beloved worldwide for his expertise as a surgical oncologist. He ran a surgical hospital during the Korean War, oversaw the first Division of Surgical Oncology at VCU and served as the inaugural director of VCU Massey Cancer...

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VCU Massey Cancer Center and Bank of America announce $150,000 grant to combat cancer health disparities across Virginia

Nov 10, 2021

Bank of America and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center today announced a gift of $150,000 from Bank of America to VCU Massey Cancer Center to combat cancer health inequities. The grant, which will be distributed over three years, will advance Massey’s work through the Offic...

Research, Center News & Funding

Pilot grants for early-career cancer researchers draw record applicants

Nov 09, 2021

VCU Massey Cancer Center recently renewed its Institutional Research Grant (IRG) from the American Cancer Society(ACS) – a program that has been providing seed money to early-career cancer researchers at VCU for nearly 50 years.  The grant totals $300,000 over the course of three years. A committee ...

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Winn statement on the passing of Walter Lawrence, Jr., M.D.,

Nov 09, 2021

The VCU Massey Cancer Center family was saddened today to learn of the passing of its first cancer center director, Walter Lawrence, Jr., M.D. Current director, Robert A. Winn, M.D., released the following statement: "It’s not often we get the chance to stand on the shoulders of giants. It’s safe to...

Center News & Funding, Community Engagement & Health Equity

Contemporary landscape artist Julie Fritz creates abstract landscapes to benefit Massey

Nov 03, 2021

Contemporary artist Julie Fritz is inspired by the world around her. The landscapes she paints — including scenic places like creeks, rivers, bays, lakes and oceans — are layered in oil, wax and other substances that abstract the realism of the scenes depicted to evoke a reaction and tell a story.  ...

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‘Our hope for the future’: delegation from the Embassy of India explores academic partnerships with Massey

Nov 01, 2021

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center hosted two delegates from the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2021, as part of a daylong visit to both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. Dhananjay Tiwary, Ph.D., science and technology counselor, and Anshul Sharma, co...

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Massey director honored with inaugural health equity award

Oct 21, 2021

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) recognized VCU Massey Cancer Center director Robert A. Winn, M.D., with its inaugural Cancer Health Equity Award at the AACI/Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF) Annual Meeting. Winn, who also holds the Lipman Chair in Oncology at Massey and ...

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Cancer center and neighboring HBCU receive $1.7M to increase health equity and research pipeline diversity

Oct 21, 2021

Two institutions with different skills and perspectives are teaming up to create a program that’s the first-of-its-kind in the state of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center (Massey) and Virginia State University (VSU) have received a prestigious “team science” grant from th...

Center News & Funding, Research

Student and triathlete bikes to Philadelphia conference to raise money for breast cancer research

Oct 19, 2021

Cory Fines likes a challenge. The Virginia Commonwealth University Ph.D. student became interested in cancer research as a kid, not because someone close to him was affected, but because it was hard. “My initial interest in cancer was simply because it's a big problem,” he said. “Within each cancer,...

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VCU Massey is first in Virginia to use tech that saves lymph nodes in women with breast cancer

Oct 06, 2021

Doctors often remove lymph nodes to check whether cancer has spread from the breast to surrounding tissue, but that’s now avoidable for many patients in the Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center is the first in the state of Virginia to use an FDA-approved substance calle...

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