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 Spring 2022 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.

Interested in learning more? Email our Cancer Center team:

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Stories of Care & Discovery

A UVA Health discovery of a gene responsible for a type of brain tumor could also lead to better treatments for some kinds of childhood cancer. (Photo illustration by Emily Faith Morgan, University Communications)


UVA researchers have found that a gene known to cause a deadly type of brain cancer is behind two other childhood cancers as well. The discovery could lead to more effective treatments for cancers in children and adults.

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UVA Expert Offers Insight on the Use of Dietary Supplements for Cancer Prevention

Clinical dietitian Katherine Basbaum explains what a new recommendation means for those taking dietary supplements seeking to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Discovery Points to Better Treatments for Brain Tumors

Discovery Points to Better Treatments for Brain Tumors

New research identifies vulnerabilities on brain tumors that CAR T-cell immunotherapy could attack.

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UVA Cancer Center Seeking Applications for Community Grants to Celebrate Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

UVA Cancer Center Seeking Applications for Community Grants to Celebrate Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

UVA Cancer Center is awarding community grants of up to $10,000 to address cancer-related health disparities.

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World’s 1st Focused Ultrasound  Cancer Immunotherapy Center Launched

World’s 1st Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center Launched

Focused ultrasound cancer immunotherapy is opening new fronts in the war against many different cancers, from breast to brain tumors

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