Center news & funding
For the third time, the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICRC, a.k.a.Tobacco Commission) awarded funding to VCU Massey Cancer Center to support cancer research in the tobacco-dependant counties of Southside and Southwest Virginia. Nearly $600,000 was given to support research projects that involve a cohesive mission of cancer prevention and control.
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.
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.
Donna Wilson, R.N., M.S.N., C.B.C.N., breast cancer nurse navigator at VCU Massey Cancer Center, co-founded and leads the Virginia Cancer Patient Navigator Network, an organization that represents nurse navigators across the state who strive to eradicate barriers and enhance outcome for patients, families and healthcare teams. The VaCPNN was recently presented the “Outstanding Local Navigator Network” award from the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators.
VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians were again recognized by Our Health Richmond magazine's annual Best Bedside Manner Awards for the compassionate care, empathy and attentiveness that they provide to their patients. In 2018, over 30,000 local individuals voted for medical providers in more than 80 medical specialties.