Center news & funding
Volunteer draws from past to comfort patients
Jake began volunteering at Massey in January of 2016. His role as a volunteer was to make sure that the bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients are comfortable and offer to bring them blankets and any snacks or food, but Jake used his time in the room with patients to feel out if they’d like to have a conversation.
Massey radiation oncologist Emma Fields honored with Educator of the Year award
Massey radiation oncologist Emma Fields, M.D., was recognized on May 1, 2017, as VCU Health’s Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) for her excellence in teaching and enthusiastic support of residency training.
VCU Massey Cancer Center awarded $2.391 million grant from Virginia Tobacco Commission
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center was recently awarded a two-year, $2.391 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (Tobacco Commission) to expand the breadth of the Center's community involvement and grow its state-of-the-art clinical research and cancer specialist delivery system. That delivery system is already in place in communities across Virginia, such as in the Lynchburg, Fredericksburg and Newport News areas.
Gov. McDonnell presents $5 million to Massey to support cancer research
At a celebration event today, Gov. Bob McDonnell ceremonially presented a check representing $5 million in state appropriations for fiscal year 2012 to Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. The funding was approved by the General Assembly this winter when the body accepted the governor's budget amendment to provide the additional resources for the center. The $5 million allocation will help Massey to expand and strengthen its research as it works toward achieving National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive status, the highest level of distinction for a cancer center. Comprehensive status would make Massey the only facility in Virginia with such a designation, and one of only 40 nationally.
Steven R. Grossman named division chair of hematology, oncology and palliative care
Steven R. Grossman, M.D., Ph.D., has been named division chair in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and at VCU Massey Cancer Center, effective July 1, 2011. Grossman, an internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal cancers, comes to VCU from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass., where he is currently an associate professor in the Departments of Cancer Biology and Medicine. He is also medical director of the Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center and co-director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.