Robert A. Winn
Robert A. Winn, MD

Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center; Senior associate dean for cancer innovation, VCU School of Medicine; Professor, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

Latest Stories

Conversation with The Cancer Letter
On Monday, March 1, Adekunle “Kunle” Odunsi will become the director of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center—and the second Black director of an NCI-designated cancer center.
Conversation with The Cancer Letter
As she became president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Lori J. Pierce decided to focus on equity in cancer care as her year-long presidential theme.
Black History Month
Being Black and running an NCI-designated cancer center at a time of a worldwide pandemic, an ugly election, and a racial reckoning in a Southern town puts you in a position to make profound observations.
Like a laser, COVID-19 traced the shocking contours of inequality in America's health system—demonstrating that science and health equity have always been inseparable.
FreeGuest Editorial

I am almost certain that no other director of an NCI-designated cancer center can claim the distinction of having had a gun pulled on them by police.

FreeGuest Editorial

On a chaotic COVID weekend two months ago, a friend’s child (a young, talented black and Latino student athlete) came home from college not feeling well. The young man’s mother, an executive administrative assistant, called off work to stay home with him because of his, as she described, “full-blown flu-like symptoms.”