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VCU Massey Cancer Center’s 10th Annual Cancer Symposium and Clinical Research Affiliate Network Retreat

Saturday, March 20, 2021
CE credit available. Event is FREE and will be conducted via Zoom.


In striving to serve all Virginians, VCU Massey Cancer Center is expanding its clinical trial offerings statewide to provide more patients access to the latest, cutting-edge cancer therapies, medical devices or prevention methods obtained through clinical trials. In 2015, our integrated clinical trials network consisted of affiliate partnerships in Winchester, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Greater Richmond, Petersburg and South Hill. This network enables health systems and oncology medical practices throughout the Commonwealth to access Massey’s excellence in research and its expertise in developing and managing clinical trials.


VCU Massey Cancer Center is dedicated to extending the most advanced cancer treatments and innovative research to the people of Virginia. Through its network of affiliations with community hospitals and oncology practices, the Massey Cancer Center is accomplishing this goal.

Our clinical research affiliates provide patients with access to research and clinical trials in the communities where they reside. Massey assists these practices with development and ongoing management of a quality clinical trials program, and provides access to innovative cancer trials initiated at Massey, the National Cancer Institute, and industry-sponsored research studies.

VCU Massey Cancer Center was awarded a $4.4 million, 5-year renewable grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2014 to support the statewide research affiliation network. Through this grant, Massey is the academic, lead component of one of only 12 Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Programs (NCORP-MU) in the country. Eight Virginia community hospitals and oncology practices, participated in the grant application. The goal of the NCORP-MU is to provide cancer patients in Virginia, particularly minority and underserved patients, access to prevention, early detection and treatment clinical trials as well as cancer care delivery research.

Clinical research affiliates and NCORP-MU community component sites

Massey has established clinical research affiliations with outstanding oncology practices and hospital systems that provide quality cancer care to Virginia communities and that would like to offer patients access to cancer clinical trials. The Massey NCORP-MU is composed of the clinical research affiliates and two additional clinical partner institutions. NCORP clinical partner institutions are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Exterior of Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc.

Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc. is a medical oncology practice with eight physicians providing cancer care. Offices are located in the Centra Health owned Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg, Va., which was designed to offer a comprehensive array of services to cancer patients under one roof.  The clinic’s physicians offer medical oncology services to patients utilizing the regional center. Additionally, they provide medical supervision for the Centra clinical research trials program that operates within the center. This program gives members of the community access to clinical trials and allows patients the opportunity to participate in cancer research studies without leaving the area.  Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc. joined the Massey Clinical Research Affiliation Network in 2009. As part of the MU-NCORP, it offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.

Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc.
1701 Thomson Drive
Suite 200
Lynchburg, VA 24501-1008
Phone: (434) 200-1495 

Oncology Clinic, Inc.
Phone: (434) 200-1495

Ellen Boling, BSN, RN, CRRN
Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator
Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic, Inc.
Phone: (434) 200-1495

Main Lobby of Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg Inc.Established in 1988, Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg has been providing quality medical oncology and hematology services to the citizens of the greater Fredericksburg area for more than two decades. The six highly qualified medical oncologists provide patient care in a state-of-the-art facility, which was designed with the patient’s comfort and care in mind.  The practice has a clinical research program that provides patients access to the latest clinical trials for cancer treatment and control.  The Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg joined the Massey Clinical Research Affiliation Network in 2010. As part of the MU-NCORP, HOAF offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.

Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg Inc.
4501 Empire Court
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
Phone: (540) 371-0079

Tamara Bush, RN
Clinical Research Manager
Phone: (540) 371-0079 ext. 448/360

Our nationally renowned cancer specialists bring the highest quality of care and access to clinical trials to our veterans and residents of the Tri-Cities through partnership with the Richmond VA Medical Center.  As a participant in the NCORP-MU award, the VA has access to NCI clinical research, as well as Massey initiated cutting edge clinical trials.

Richmond VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249
Phone:  (804) 675-5000

Jeanie Eason, RN
Research Nurse
Phone: (804) 675-5000 x 6731

Peninsula Cancer Institute is a full-service cancer treatment network dedicated to healing and specializing in compassionate state-of-the-art cancer treatment. The network includes multiple locations in southeastern Virginia, Newport News, Williamsburg and Gloucester. Their team of experts is composed of physicians who are Board Certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Palliative Medicine, Oncology Certified Registered Nurses, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, a Clinical Research team, ASCP Laboratory Technicians, knowledgeable Financial Counselors, Certified Medical Assistants, and friendly, professional front desk staff who all work together to provide patients and their families the best care possible.  Peninsula Cancer Institute joined the Massey Clinical Research Affiliate Network in December 2019. As part of the MU-NCORP, Peninsula Cancer Institute offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.

Peninsula Cancer Institute
12100 Warwick Blvd., Suite 201
Newport News, VA 23601
(757) 534-5555

Ora Mae Jackson, RN, OCN
Oncology Research Manager
(757) 534-5565

Shenandoah Oncology, PC, located in Winchester, Virginia, has been caring for patients in the surrounding areas of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland since 1979.  Their practice consists of 6 physicians board-certified in specialties including oncology and hematology, and 6 oncology-certified nurse practitioners.  All of their physicians are registered investigators with the National Cancer Institute.  Their research program provides access to phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for both solid tumor and hematology diagnoses ensuring the most up-to-date care in the community setting.  They have a dedicated research staff which includes both a study and data coordinator with nearly 10 years of combined experience in research.  They joined the Massey Clinical Research Affiliation Network in 2012. As part of the MU-NCORP, Shenandoah Oncology offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.

Shenandoah Oncology
400 Campus Boulevard
Suite 100
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 662-1108

Pamela Lambert, RN, BSN, MBA
Clinical Research Supervisor
Phone: (540) 662-1108 x 165

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital is a community-owned nonprofit hospital in South Hill that serves the south-central region of Virginia and portions of northern North Carolina. VCU Massey Cancer Center is partnered with VCU CMH to provide their medical oncology and radiation oncology care and support their clinical research program. Massey medical oncology services began at VCU CMH in July 2012, and Massey radiation oncology services began there in July 2013. As part of the NCORP-MU, Community Memorial Healthcenter offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital
750 Lombardy Street
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone: (434) 447-3151

Adriane Holloway, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator
Phone: (434) 447-0879

Established in 1981, Virginia Cancer Institute (VCI) is dedicated to the treatment of cancer and blood disorders in Central Virginia. They offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services, in six convenient locations.  The VCI team includes 23 physicians and 6 nurse practitioners to meet their patients’ needs.  More recently, VCI expanded its services to include a surgical division called, Virginia Surgical Institute (VSI).  VSI is comprised of 7 surgeons and 1 physician assistant and offers comprehensive surgical care to patients within the Central Virginia area.  The research department at VCI allows them to offer patients state of the art treatment on clinical trials that cover multiple disease sites. Virginia Cancer Institute joined the Massey Clinical Research Affiliation Network in 2013. As part of the MU-NCORP, Virginia Cancer Institute offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.

Virginia Cancer Institute
6605 W Broad St
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 287-3000

Sue Moore, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical Research
Phone: (804) 287-3000, ext 1261