Surgery is considered the oldest form of cancer treatment and is used in several ways to help cancer patients.
It provides the best chance to stop many types of cancer and also plays a part in diagnosing, staging and supporting cancer treatment. Virtually all of the surgical care of patients with cancer that falls within the realm of general surgery is provided by VCU Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology specialists.
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Patients choose VCU Massey Cancer Center for the treatment options and the cancer specialists who provide them. A National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, Massey is 1 of only 2 cancer centers in Virginia and 1 of only 68 in the US.
The outpatient activity of the Division of Surgical Oncology is conducted in VCU Massey Cancer Center's John Dalton Oncology Clinic and well as several other convenient locations. The Division of Surgical Oncology is the primary surgical service for patients with breast and GI cancers.
VCU Massey Cancer Center has been designated by the National Cancer Institute since 1974 because of thescientific excellence in cancer research and the vital role in reducing cancer morbidity and mortality. Massey is oneof only two centers in the state with this designation. Learn more
The Division of Surgical Oncology offers one fellowship position each year into a 2-year program of advanced training in surgical oncology and cancer research. The goal of the training experience is to produce an academic surgeon who is capable of taking a leadership role in the multi-disciplinary care of cancer patients, as well as being qualified to carry on basic and/or clinical translational research in cancer. Learn more