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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

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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Asit Paul, M.D., shares advances in prostate cancer treatment

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Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in American men, and even deadlier among African American men, who are diagnosed younger and at increased risk for the disease compared to white or Hispanic men. Risk also increases ...

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July/August 2023: Published research at Massey

Sep 18, 2023

As one of just two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Virginia, VCU Massey Cancer Center is at the forefront of the nation’s cancer research efforts. Researchers at Massey conduct laboratory-based basic, population, and clinical and trans...