Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Center news & funding

Dethroning lung cancer: How Massey is working to improve survival of the deadliest form of cancer

Richmond’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, VCU Massey Cancer Center is discovering new and better ways to prevent, detect and treat lung cancer. It will take new, innovative treatments, early detection and an eye toward prevention to save lives, and our doctors and researchers are stepping up to the challenge in a variety of ways. 

Continue reading →

Does smoking hookahs cause DNA changes that increase cancer risk?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded funding to support a collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) researchers to study cancer biomarkers associated with hookah smoking, otherwise known as waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS).  At question is whether hookah smoking causes DNA changes that increase cancer risk. The results of the study will be used to inform public health policy in the U.S., Jordan and other countries where WTS is prevalent. 

Continue reading →

The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia in Lawrenceville Moves to New Location

The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia has moved to new location that is more central to Lawrenceville area cancer patients, survivors and their families and caregivers. After two and a half years at Saint Paul’s College, the Center now resides in the former Bloom Building at 221 N. Main Street.

Continue reading →

Massey doctor honored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology

Massey physician Leland Rogers, M.D., was recently awarded the Fellows designation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) at the society’s 57th Annual Meeting on October 20 in San Antonio, TX. 

Continue reading →

Massey clinical researcher receives leadership award from the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) to VCU Massey Cancer Center oncologist and cancer researcher Andrew Poklepovic, M.D. The CCITLA recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career clinical investigators at NCI-designated cancer centers whose leadership, participation and activities help promote cancer research through clinical trials. 

Continue reading →