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VCU Massey Cancer Center


Breast cancer research


Among the top 4 percent of cancer centers across the country designated by the National Cancer Institute, VCU Massey Cancer Center helps lead and shape America’s cancer research efforts. Massey is also home to breast cancer research that has improved the standard of breast cancer care, including the co-development of partial breast irradiation and other new radiation treatments; pioneering trials that tested administration of chemotherapy before breast surgery (known as neoadjuvant therapy); and global, landmark clinical trials that have changed the practice of breast cancer care such as the KATHERINE , TAILORx and TEXT and SOFT trials.

At VCU Massey Cancer Center, you’ll have access to the most advanced therapies and the latest technologies. Some of these therapies were discovered and developed right here at Massey, where our doctors collaborate closely with our research scientists to bring new research breakthroughs to patients in the form of clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies that help the medical community discover new and better ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases. With one of the largest selections of cancer clinical trials in Virginia, Massey gives patients expanded treatment options and new hope every day.

Ask your oncologist if a clinical trial is right for you.

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Why consider a clinical trial

Treatments in clinical trials may be more effective or have fewer side effects than the treatments that are currently available.

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