Exciting things are happening every day at VCU Massey Cancer Center. We’re saving lives and reducing suffering from cancer. We’re discovering new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We’re offering opportunities for the community to join us in the progress against cancer.
Updates to outpatient care at Massey due to COVID-19
At VCU Massey Cancer Center we have implemented changes in our clinics to mitigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and keep our patients and medical teams safe.
VCU Massey Cancer Center has resumed limited visitation for hospitalized non-COVID-19 patients, allowing one adult visitor per day, with some restrictions. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging family and friends to be part of the healing process. We have adopted safety practices that limit the risk of COVID-19 while allowing visitors back.
We want to continue to keep everyone onsite at VCU Massey Cancer Center safe during COVID-19. To do this, we are following the face mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are requiring everyone in our environment to wear a face mask.
Even though he was just appointed director of VCU Massey Cancer Center in December, Robert Winn, M.D., already has become an asset to the African-American faith community in Richmond.
Amid worldwide protests over systemic racism, a Richmond-area congresswoman, Virginia’s chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, and the director of VCU Massey Cancer Center hosted a virtual town hall Wednesday to discuss the disproportionate ways that minority communities have been affected by the novel coronavirus.
Massey researcher develops extremely rapid experimental COVID-19 test to accelerate diagnostic turnaround
Early diagnosis and isolation of patients with COVID-19 is a keystone for controlling the pandemic and allowing phased reopening in Virginia. While testing capacity has grown, quick turnaround for patient results remains critical.