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.

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 Jocelyn Lewis, Director of Development, UVA Cancer Center:

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Stories of Care & Discovery

Class of 2020: At-Home Colon Cancer Screening? Two MBAs Are Making It Happen

Class of 2020: At-Home Colon Cancer Screening? Two MBAs Are Making It Happen

UVA ICU Dr. Taison Bell, battling COVID-19 at work daily, is still looking to the future of medicine. His company, founded with classmate Timothy Harvey, hopes to revolutionize at-home diagnostics with a pill that can scan the GI tract for colon canc...

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James Hiter poses with his German Shepherd dog during a run.

Changing the Face of Lung Cancer


UVA Finds Way to Improve Cancer Outcomes by Examining Patients’ Genes

UVA Finds Way to Improve Cancer Outcomes by Examining Patients’ Genes

While much remains unknown about how cancer patients will respond to treatment, a UVA lab’s discovery marks a major advance in doctors’ ability to predict which treatments will work best for each patient.

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When Life-Saving Drugs Are Scarce, How Do Clinicians Allocate Them?

When Lifesaving Drugs are Scare, How Do Clinicians Allocate Them?

An important pediatric cancer drug is in critically short supply, leading to difficult decisions for health care professionals. Math models being developed at UVA aim to ease the allocation process in times of drug shortages.

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Q&A: Chemical Biologist Ken Hsu to Use NSF CAREER Award to Fight Cancer

Q&A: Chemical Biologist Ken Hsu to Use NSF Career Award to Fight Cancer

A researcher is using chemistry to modify the immune system to fight disease.

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