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Charmica Epps Harris: “On the Rise” Surviving and thriving at Massey

Jun 30, 2022

At the age of 34, a diagnosis of stage III colorectal cancer was certainly not what Charmica Epps Harris expected. There is no history of cancer in her family and she eats well and stays active. She didn’t know anyone with cancer, especially not anyone her own age. To “rule out” the possibility of...

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Massey receives record investment from commonwealth

Jun 24, 2022

As VCU Massey Cancer Center prepares for its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) renewal, the cancer center has received unprecedented support in Virginia’s 2022-24 budget. Gov. Glenn Youngkin and the General Assembly approved $25 million in funding for Massey; it is t...

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New program allows low-income and uninsured women to get free cancer screenings

Jun 08, 2022

VCU Health is now offering free breast and cervical cancer screening services to low-income and uninsured women in Virginia through a federally funded program. This includes clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, Pap tests, as well as any other diagnostic tests as needed for breast or cerv...

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Wages, Sabo named to permanent roles with Biostatistics shared resource

Jun 03, 2022

Nolan Wages, Ph.D., and Roy Sabo, Ph.D., have both been named to permanent roles within the Biostatistics shared resource (BSR). Wages joins Massey as BSR’s new assistant director while Sabo has been named faculty director after serving as interim director for the past six months. Wages (left) come...

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

May 19, 2022

This month, Massey welcomes Victoria Findlay, Ph.D., and David Turner, Ph.D., as members of the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) research program and associate professors in the Department of Surgery. Additionally, Findlay will serve as co-lead of the CPC program. Findlay and Turner come to Richm...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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Largest publicly shared gift for liver research in U.S. history to transform liver care at VCU

Feb 15, 2022

Virginia Commonwealth University will radically expand treatment options for liver and liver-related metabolic diseases thanks to a historic, transformational $104 million gift from Richard Todd Stravitz, M.D., and his family’s Barbara Brunckhorst Foundation. This gift is the largest in VCU’s histor...

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New faculty recruit to explore epigenetics of health inequities

Feb 11, 2022

Last week, Hengbin Wang, Ph.D., joined Massey as a member of the Cancer Biology Program and the VCU School of Medicine as a full professor. Wang started his scientific career in plant physiology and biochemistry at the China Agricultural University in Beijing. “I studied plants because in China we h...

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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...

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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...

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