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Massey patient shares gratitude for his care team: “I can’t thank them enough”

Nov 22, 2022

Jeff Eastman has much to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, Eastman, the university planner at VCU, is sending a message of gratitude to his care team at Massey Cancer Center. In June, Eastman completed a year of adjuvant therapy after receiving surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatment for a...

Research, Center News & Funding, Prevention & Control, Clinical

Massey awards new round of pilot grants for early-career cancer investigators

Sep 23, 2022

VCU Massey Cancer Center recently awarded a total of $200,000 to five early-career cancer researchers through its Institutional Research Grant (IRG) from the American Cancer Society (ACS) – a program that has been providing seed money to junior investigators at the university for nearly 50 years. T...

Center News & Funding, Research, Clinical, Prevention & Control

NCI-funded project aims to reduce racial disparities in cancer genetic counseling

Sep 13, 2022

A project led by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers and funded last month by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, aims to reduce racial cancer disparities in the United States by studying what happens during the genetic counseling process that results i...

Clinical, Research, Community Engagement & Health Equity

Nicotine patches for neuropathy?

Aug 18, 2022

One clinical trial in South Hill, Virginia, is testing to see if nicotine is beneficial for cancer survivors. VCU Massey Cancer Center patients are participating in several clinical trials in South Hill, Virginia. We are highlighting four here: lung, kidney, breast and one for improving quality of l...

Research, Clinical

Rural cancer patients undergo less radiation treatment and experience poorer outcomes

Aug 17, 2022

Recently published research out of VCU Massey Cancer Center demonstrated that cancer patients who live in rural areas experience higher mortality rates than nonrural cancer patients, among those receiving radiation treatment. Patients living in rural areas were also more likely to miss their radiati...

Center News & Funding, Clinical, Prevention & Control

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...


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...

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 ...


Ovarian cancer patient finds clinical support through survivorship care at Massey

Feb 03, 2022

As a young woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Tiffany Stout greatly understands the need for a clinical bridge between a patient’s oncology care and their overall wellness. “I need bone density scans and calcium; I have to watch my diet and I’m dealing with menopausal issues in my 30s. The Surviv...

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...

Research, Prevention & Control, Clinical

Massey director on lung cancer: ‘Where you live, your place and space matters’

Dec 17, 2021

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director and Lipman Chair in Oncology at VCU Massey Cancer Center, was a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Meeting of the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT), held virtually December 6-7, 2021. The NLCRT is a consortium of representatives from natio...

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...

Community Engagement & Health Equity, Clinical

Massey researcher aims to increase colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable communities

Dec 02, 2021

Growing up in rural southeast Arkansas, Michael Preston, Ph.D., M.P.H., saw the value of early screening for colorectal cancer firsthand. His grandfather was screened early, and doctors were able to stop the cancer before it progressed. Preston credits the screening for getting to enjoy many more ye...

Center News & Funding, Clinical, Technology

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...

Clinical, Research

Massey clinical trial tests experimental immunotherapy in breast cancer patients before chemotherapy and surgery

Nov 12, 2021

A phase 2 clinical trial at VCU Massey Cancer Center is testing the benefits of adding an experimental immunotherapy combination prior to standard chemotherapy and surgery for breast cancer patients. The trial was developed by Massey and is based on laboratory research led by surgical oncologist Har...

Clinical, COVID-19, Prevention & Control

Breast cancer patient grateful for “one-of-a-kind” care at Massey

Oct 28, 2021

Beth Tetrault knew she had dense breast tissue that put her at a higher risk for breast cancer, which is why she never missed her annual mammogram. But when she received a follow-up call in January 2021 about abnormal results, Tetrault was not prepared for her eventual diagnosis with a form of earl...


Survivor finds strength, spiritual guidance and her calling at Massey

Oct 28, 2021

Throughout her life, Hikisha Harris often relied on her faith to navigate the especially tough times. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 11, Harris found comfort in her deep convictions from a young age. Harris once again turned to God on November 2, 2012 when she faced what would be her great...


Survivor reflects on her breast cancer journey for National Grateful Patient Day

Sep 07, 2021

Throughout Denise Kranich’s career, she has seen her fair share of the great highs and lows of life. As a TV news reporter and host, Kranich covered stories and conducted countless interviews for programs like PM Magazine at WXEX-TV (now WRIC-TV) in the 1980s. With so much experience racing to the ...


Massey researcher pursues an effective mental health therapy for patients with advanced brain cancer

Aug 25, 2021

A brain cancer diagnosis is a devastating one to hear. There’s no cure or remission, only levels of stability and estimations of time. Many patients with cancer struggle with mental health and maintaining quality of life, and psychological services or therapy is a standard part of holistic cance...

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