Center news & funding
On Friday, June 7, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center hosted its annual Cancer Research Retreat. The retreat was a day-long event showcasing cutting-edge cancer research underway throughout VCU. This year’s keynote presenter was John Carpten, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Translational Genomics at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.
For the eighth year, oncology care providers and clinical cancer researchers from across the state gathered for VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Cancer Symposium and Clinical Research Affiliation Network Retreat. This year’s events were held on April 5 and 6 at the Hilton Hotel and Spa in Short Pump.
Massey researcher awarded $140,000 to study factors affecting whether and how cancer patients utilize palliative care
VCU Massey Cancer Center director of palliative care research, J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D., was recently awarded $140,000 in grant funding from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to facilitate a two-year pilot study that will explore how certain factors, including demographics and social disparities, may affect whether and how cancer patients utilize palliative care. The research findings will be translated into efforts to decrease inequities in quality of care.
As 2019 comes to a close, we look back on our most popular Facebook posts from throughout the year.
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.