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J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Massey Cancer Center leadership roles

Director, Palliative care research, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Division of Hematology-Oncology and Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine


PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY (1995)

Awards and honors

Fulbright Scholar, King's College London, 2011, U.S. - U.K. Fulbright Commission

Research description

My research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of palliative care as a critical modality of cancer care. This includes specialty palliative care, hospice, and advance care planning. Current projects are funded by the Cambia Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the California HealthCare Foundation, and the Shelton Short Trust.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Bioinformatics,Cancer disparities,Health outcomes,Palliative care,Other

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information


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