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Massey physicians voted as Richmond’s Top Doctors

For the fifth year in a row and 12th year overall, VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians were recognized as “Top Docs” in Richmond Magazine’s April 2015 issue.

Making the list were 28 doctors from various specialties at VCU Medical Center who provide oncology-related care to Massey's patients. The selections were the result of a survey that asked Richmond-area physicians who they would recommend in a range of specialties.

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Poems by former VCU Massey medical oncologist published

A collection of personal poems by the late Susan Mellette, M.D., who was a distinguished oncologist at VCU Massey Cancer Center, have been compiled by the author’s son and daughter and published in a book called Fighting Cancer One Patient at a Time: The Poems of Dr. Susan J. Mellette.

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Massey and VCU Community Memorial Hospital open Southern Virginia’s first radiation treatment center

Photo for blog post on CMH ribbon cutting

Community citizens, healthcare leaders, local politicians and officials gathered at VCU Community Memorial Hospital (VCU CMH) on August 14 for the official grand opening celebration of the Solari Radiation Therapy Center, the first and only radiation therapy center in the Southern Virginia Area. The center is a joint venture between VCU CMH and VCU Massey Cancer Center, who together provide VCU CMH’s Cancer and Specialty Care.

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VCU Massey Cancer Center receives $4.4 million NCI grant to support a statewide cancer clinical trials network, foster minority access to trials and focus research on cancer disparities

VCU Massey Cancer Center was awarded a $4.4 million, 5-year, renewable grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a statewide network for cancer clinical research in Virginia that brings state-of-the-art clinical trials to patients in their own communities and emphasizes the inclusion of minorities in clinical trials and a focus on research that addresses cancer disparities. Massey is one of only 12 institutions in the nation to receive this type of grant that fosters access to cancer research for minority and medically underserved patients.  

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VCU Massey Cancer Center to offer free head and neck cancer screenings

Tim Sanderson and his daughter, Sofia

Get your free head and neck cancer screening from the physicians at VCU Massey Cancer Center on April 16 at the Dalton Oncology Clinic located on the ground floor of North Hospital, 1300 E. Marshall St., Richmond. Head and neck cancers include cancer of the mouth, throat, tonsils, nasal cavity, sinuses and salivary glands, and can often be cured if detected early. Screenings are especially recommended for adults 18 years and older who smoke and/or drink alcohol, or who have a family history of head and neck cancer. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. Please call (804) 828-5465 to schedule your appointment.

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