Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

2012/2013 Philanthropic Review


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At its root, our mission at VCU Massey Cancer Center is simple: use research to save lives. Of course, within that mission lie extraordinary complexities. Cancer is complex. The research process is complex. Meaningful discoveries are the result of years of hard work, patience and the unrelenting belief by many that the payoff is worth the investment. At Massey, that payoff is witnessed every day. Just yards away from the laboratories where collaboration is breeding scientific innovation, patients and families are benefiting from advancements in how we understand cancer—from the molecular level to the human level.
When a family is able to understand how history affects risk, that’s Research for Life.

When new technology enables more targeted, less invasive patient care, that’s Research for Life.

When a patient and a physician take a leap of faith together on the promise of a new treatment in clinical trial, that’s Research for Life.

When a discovery in the laboratory unlocks the door to a world of hope, that’s Research for Life.

At VCU Massey Cancer Center, Research for Life is a way of life. It is a way of life that takes investment, partnership and steadfast belief in the ultimate payoff—a world without cancer.