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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.
Richmond community invited to BRA Day, a celebration of breast cancer survivorship and improvements in reconstructive surgery
As part of breast cancer awareness month, VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at VCU Health invite the community to Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on October 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Free refreshments will be available to guests as they celebrate breast cancer survivorship and improvements in breast reconstruction through education, comradery and one-on-one support.
On June 8, Massey held its annual Cancer Research Retreat, bringing together researchers, physicians and students from across VCU for a day of education and collaboration. After a short breakfast, VCU Massey Cancer Center Director Gordon Ginder, M.D., welcomed the large audience in the auditorium of the Kontos Medical Sciences Building before kicking off the morning seminar series.
Oncologists and clinical cancer researchers from across the state of gathered for VCU Massey Cancer Center’s seventh annual Cancer Symposium and Clinical Research Affiliation Network Retreat on April 20 and 21 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Short Pump, VA.