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Community-engaged research

Addressing cancer disparities through research, outreach, engagement, education and training.

Addressing cancer disparities and minority health

Massey's cancer disparities research is focused on understanding and reducing differences in cancer outcomes. Massey has launched a center-wide initiative, Cancer Disparities and Minority Health Research Initiative, to facilitate transdisciplinary research collaborations, with the ultimate goal of improving cancer outcomes for individuals in our community.

Massey Cancer Center Community Grant Program

Massey Cancer Center Community Grant Program

See how we're helping community partners expand programs focused on the promotion of health, health equity, person-centered care across the cancer continuum (from prevention through survivorship) and reducing suffering from cancer.

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 Catchment Area Data Access and Alignment

Catchment Area Data Access and Alignment

Learn more about how we're leveraging biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical bioinformatics to improve cancer outcomes.

Collaborate with Massey

Collaborate with Massey

Learn about how Massey is addressing cancer disparities in the communities we serve and how community members can collaborate with us.

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Community engagement

For Massey researcher, platelets donation is personal

May 10, 2022

Several times each year, J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D., rolls up his sleeves in the name of cancer patients. Cassel, the palliative care research director at VCU Massey Cancer Center, is a regular platelets donor. “I want to do something tangible for peopl...

Community engagement, Prevention, Research

‘We can prevent 20-30,000 cancers a year’: Massey experts hold community conversation on HPV vaccination

May 06, 2022

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for population science and the Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., chair in Cancer Research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, says there is one question he and other cancer researchers, clinicians and advocates ...