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 Winter 2020 digital issue of UVA Cancer Center's philanthropy-in-action newsletter.

Patients & Friends Research Fund

Learn about the fund, started by cancer patients, that has raised more than $3 million for UVA Cancer Center.

Buy a Brick

UVA Cancer's commemorative brick campaign provides a unique opportunity for you to support the Couric Center and recognize those who have impacted your life in some way.

Interested in learning more? Email our Cancer Center team:

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Stories of Care & Discovery

The Science of Relief . . . from Cervical Cancer

The Science of Relief . . . from Cervical Cancer

Nicaraguan women have the highest cervical cancer mortality rate in Central America and the Caribbean. Public health nurse and professor Emma Mitchell is creating tailored screening, follow-up, and treatment approaches to change that narrative.

UVA School of Nursing

UVA Joins National Effort to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Clinical Trials

UVA Joins National Effort to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Clinical Trials

UVA Cancer Center is part of a national pilot project to increase racial and ethnic diversity among cancer treatment trial volunteers.

UVA Health Newsroom

Emily Couric Cancer Center building

UVA Earns Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

UVA moves into an elite group of 52 of the most outstanding cancer programs in the nation, and is Virginia’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Eric Swensen, UVA Health

Study: Common Blood Pressure Drugs Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Survival

Study: Common Blood Pressure Drugs Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Survival

UVA researchers determined that ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics appear particularly beneficial to patients with colorectal cancer.

UVA Today

UVA Discovery Suggests Potential New Treatment for Deadly Blood Cancer

UVA Discovery Suggests Potential New Treatment for Deadly Blood Cancer

Researchers believe a drug used to treat certain advanced breast cancers may offer a new treatment option for myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia.

UVA Today