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Leading the nation’s cancer advancements through research

Massey's nationally recognized research programs comprises nearly 150 research members discovering and developing a future without cancer.

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One of the Nation’s leading cancer research centers

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to be your local National Cancer institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As one of just two centers in Virginia with this distinction, Massey is at the forefront of the nation’s cancer research efforts. Massey has been designated by the NCI since 1975 and received comprehensive status in 2023.

Learn more about Massey's quest for comprehensive designation

Preeminent research programs

Massey research members conduct cutting-edge research and lead collaborative initiatives through one of three scientific research programs.

Cancer Biology

Unraveling the causes of the growth and spread of cancer and identifying key interactions between tumors and their microenvironment

Developmental Therapeutics

Discovering, developing and evaluating novel, small molecules and biologics through clinical trials

Cancer Prevention & Control

Advancing cancer risk identification and mitigation as well as improved approaches to survivorship
Research events

Research events

Massey sponsors a range of research events for trainees and researchers.
Intramural funding

Intramural funding

Explore intramural funding opportunities for novel cancer-related research concepts.
Shared resources

Shared resources

Shared resources support the extensive cancer research portfolio of Massey scientists.

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Research, Community engagement

National pioneer in breast cancer and survivorship visits Massey as part of distinguished seminar series

Jul 02, 2024

Standing before a crowded room of clinicians, scientists, students and community members at the Science Museum of Virginia, Patricia Ganz, M.D., underlined how symptom management and quality of life sprouted lasting roots in the continuum of cancer t...

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Massey’s cutting-edge clinical care and research reaches an international audience at oncology conference

Jun 14, 2024

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center placed its reputation as an international leader for cutting-edge cancer care and clinical research on display at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 31 - June ...