Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program (MU-NCORP)

Massey's clinical research network provides patients, particularly minority and underserved individuals, with access to research and clinical trials close to home.

About Massey's MU-NCORP

In striving to serve all Virginians, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is expanding its clinical trial offerings statewide to provide cancer patients, particularly minority and underserved patients, access to prevention, early detection and treatment clinical trials as well as cancer care delivery research closer to home. Today, Massey partners with 10 health systems and oncology medical practices throughout the commonwealth. Massey assists these practices with development and ongoing management of a quality clinical trials program and provides access to innovative cancer trials through membership to all four adult National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) groups, Children’s Oncology Group, and two NCORP Research Bases.

As an awardee of a MU-NCORP (formerly referred to as Minority Community Clinical Oncology Program) for more than 30 years, Massey plays a significant role in facilitating the development of community-based oncology clinical trial partnerships. Massey’s MU-NCORP team provides ongoing training and education to investigators and staff at component sites and supports their participation on NCTN and MU-NCORP trials. Massey is one of only 14 MU-NCORPs in the country.

MU-NCORP contact information

Affiliate locations

Explore Massey's MU-NCORP affiliate locations in the dropdown menu below.

Carilion Clinic building

Carilion Women's cancer treatment program, in collaboration with Blue Ridge Cancer Care, offers a full range of innovative gynecological cancer treatments to ensure the best possible outcomes and quality of life. Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit academic referral center located in Roanoke, VA, that fulfills its greater mission to improve the health of the communities it serves by offering committed and compassionate care to the patients of Virginia and West Virginia.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, every patient benefits from the collaborative expertise of an experienced team of specialists, including gynecological oncologists, who meet regularly to discuss each patient's care and progress. In addition to chemotherapy and radiation, Carilion Clinic’s Gynecological Oncology program offers a diversified portfolio of clinical research opportunities providing patients with access to the most cutting-edge cancer therapies and treatments available. Carilion joined Massey's MU-NCORP in October 2021, enabling patient access to NCI clinical trials.


1 Riverside Circle, Suite 300
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 581-0160


Danielle Mitchell, BS
Coordinator, clinical research
(540) 521-1355

Exterior of Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc.

Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic Inc. is a medical oncology practice. Offices are located in the Centra Health owned Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg which was designed to offer a comprehensive array of cancer services 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 MU-NCORP in 2009, enabling patients access to NCI cancer clinical trials.


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


Misty Baunach BSN, RN
Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator
Centra Lynchburg Hematology-Oncology Clinic, Inc.
(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. 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 MU-NCORP in 2010, enabling patient access to NCI cancer clinical trials.


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


Ashley Lawrence, RN, OCN
Manager, clinical research
(540) 371-0079 x 149/360

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, Gloucester, Chesapeake and Onancock. 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 MU-NCORP in December 2019, enabling NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.


Peninsula Cancer Institute
12100 Warwick Blvd., Suite 201
Newport News, VA 23601

Peninsula Cancer Institute - Gloucester
7544 Medical Drive, Suite B
Gloucester, VA 23061

Peninsula Cancer Institute - Williamsburg
120 Kings Way, Suite 3100
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cancer Specialists of Tidewater - Virginia Beach
1200 First Colonial Road, Suite 204
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Cancer Specialists of Tidewater - Chesapeake
110 Wimbledon Square, Suite E
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Cancer Specialists of Tidewater - Suffolk
5839 Harbour View Boulevard, Suite100
Suffolk, VA 23425

Riverside Shore Cancer Center
20480 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417


Kristina Hadley, MSN, RN
Director of clinical research, cancer services
(757) 594-2757

The nationally renowned cancer specialists at the Richmond VA Medical Center bring the highest quality of care and access to clinical trials to veterans and residents of the Tri-Cities.  As an affiliate of Massey's MU-NCORP, the VA also offers NCI cancer clinical trials to patients.


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


Jeanie Eason, RN
Research nurse
(804) 675-5000 x 6731

Shenandoah Oncology, located in Winchester, VA, has been caring for patients in the surrounding areas of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland since 1979. Their practice consists of board-certified physicians in specialties including oncology and hematology and oncology-certified nurse practitioners. All of their physicians are registered investigators with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). 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. Shenandoah Oncology joined the Massey MU-NCORP in 2012, enabling patient access to NCI cancer clinical trials.


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


Stacey Carpenter
Clinical Research Coordinator
(540) 662-1108 x 140

Valley Health SystemValley Health System is a not-for-profit health system serving the residents of the Top of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. The Valley Health Cancer Center is located on Valley Health’s main campus at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA. Home to Valley Health’s nationally accredited cancer program, the Cancer Center features treatment and clinic spaces for radiation oncology, medical oncology/hematology and surgical oncology; an infusion center; the Valley Health Breast Center; a meditation space; and easy access to the Diagnostic Center for imaging and lab services. The Valley Health Cancer Center became the first in the tri-state region to earn accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer in March 2021 and has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers since 2009. Valley Health joined VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center’s MU-NCORP in July 2021. With a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and the clinical research team, Valley Health provides an excellent cancer care facility along with innovative oncology trials.


Valley Health System
Attn: Clinical Research Office
Stephanie Lane, Manager
1840 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 536-4399


Rebekah Smith, RN, BSN
Advanced Clinical Research Specialist
(540) 536-5547

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) 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 Comprehensive 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 MU-NCORP, CMH offers NCI cancer clinical trials to their patients.


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


Adriane Holloway, RN
Coordinator, clinical research
(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. VCI joined the Massey MU-NCORP in 2013, enabling patients access to NCI cancer clinical trials.


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


Sue Moore, MSN, RN
Director, clinical research
(804) 287-3000, ext 1261