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Virginia cancer experts convene for annual conference and research retreat

Apr 12, 2019

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Saturday’s Clinical Research Affiliation Network Retreat provided an opportunity for Massey’s clinical research partners from across the state to learn about promising clinical trials and discuss administrative topics related to clinical research operations and collaborations. Massey’s Clinical Research Affiliation Network brings clinical trial offerings to six affiliated community hospital and oncology practices in order to expand access to clinical trials, increase participant enrollment and ultimately improve cancer care in Virginia and beyond. This year’s discussions focused on lung cancer clinical trials, Massey’s Phase 1 Clinical Trial Program, breast cancer studies and clinical trials for gastrointestinal cancers.

Every year, the clinical research affiliate who recruited the most patients to research studies is honored with an award. This year’s site with the most accrued patients was Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc. In addition, special recognition was given to Massey’s Affiliation Network Manager Wanda Hunt for her hard work and dedication to planning and hosting the symposium and retreat for the past eight years.

“Massey’s Clinical Research Affiliation Network is a vital component of our research mission. This conference has grown every year, and I want to thank all of our partners for their dedication to improving cancer care and access to cutting-edge clinical trials,” said Khalid Matin, M.D., medical director of community oncology and clinical research affiliations at Massey.

Written by: John Wallace

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