Groundbreaking Research & Clinical Trials

After a cancer diagnosis, patients and their families know that every moment counts. That’s why UVA researchers are dedicated to translating exciting lab discoveries into promising new treatments, as well as offering patients access to the latest clinical trials—sometimes a patient's last hope. Private support opens doors and speeds the pace of discovery. Learn more about cancer research here, and learn more about promising new clinical trials here.

Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Cancer Care

UVA cancer doctors work in teams, developing treatment plans specific to each individual. Philanthropy is essential to attract the brightest minds and ensure patients are cared for by a network of expert doctors willing and able to go the distance. Learn more.

Supportive Care

What's the best course of treatment for the patient? What emotional support or resources will they need? UVA Cancer Center wraps supportive care around every patient and their family. Learn more.

Spotlight: A Cancer Center Without Walls

Specialized cancer centers like UVA—where physicians have more experience and can collaborate with experts in other fields of medicine—are key to improving patient outcomes. However, living far away from such a center can lead to later diagnoses and lower quality of care. That's why UVA is strengthening our “Cancer Center without Walls” approach. We are serving remote communities through risk assessment and early screenings, using telemedicine to provide follow-up care such as pain management, and developing robust survivorship programs that improve the quality of life for patients and their families in their own communities. Philanthropy can help us better serve the region.


Investing in Hope

Read the Fall 2018 issue of UVA Cancer Center's philanthropy-in-action newsletter.

Interested in learning more? Email Jocelyn Lewis, Director of Development, UVA Cancer Center:

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Stories of Care & Discovery

Augusta County Teen Creates Art for Those Fighting Cancer

Augusta County Teen Creates Art for Those Fighting Cancer

An Augusta County teenager is using her talent to celebrate and, in some cases, remember those who have fought cancer.

Over the Moon: A UVA Doctor Reflects on Her Work With NASA

Over the Moon: A UVA Cancer Doctor Reflects on Her Work with NASA

On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home from a yearlong stay on the International Space Station, and a young physician-scientist, Francine Garrett-Bakelman, was waiting anxiously. She had important work to do and only one shot to do it...

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UVA Discovers Secret to Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

UVA Discovers Secret to Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

The discovery also may help doctors predict and assess patients’ responses to new immunotherapy treatments.

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New Partnership Seeks Enhanced Lung Care in Appalachia

New Project Seeks Enhanced Lung Disease Care in Appalachia

A new program will use telehealth to bring together a University of Virginia Health System team with primary care providers in the Appalachian region of Virginia to improve lung disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

UVA Health Newsroom

Pancreatic Cancer Team stands side by side for photo

Taking Aim at Pancreatic Cancer

For Lake Cowart, what began as a fairly routine CT scan turned into 18 months of treatment for pancreatic cancer that is still ongoing. His journey included surgery and multiple treatments as part of an innovative clinical trial. Today, Lake is…

Investing in Hope