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

Nancy Whitley and her husband laugh over dinner.

Life-Changing Renal Cancer Diagnosis: Nancy Whitley’s Story

In 2011, Nancy’s daughter took her to the doctor after she had been complaining about flu symptoms all week. After a few tests and scans, they found a tumor that had grown around her kidney and up her Inferior vena cava, or IVC, the largest vein in…


HPV Discovery Raises Hope for New Cervical Cancer Treatments

HPV Discovery Raises Hope for New Cervical Cancer Treatments

Researchers have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.

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Gamma Knife Surgery: A UVA Patient’s 11-Year Journey to Be Cancer-Free

Carolyn Blackwell-Stark was rushed to UVA after she had a scary reaction to medication. The experience was so positive, the family chose UVA for continued care for her reoccurring melanoma. Over the years as Carolyn struggled with cancer, she…


Bill Gregory, a cancer patient at UVA, sits smiling with his doctor Matthew Reilley.

Community Oncology Extends Care, Hope Throughout Region

For years Bill Gregory’s job was to ensure that hospitals operated effectively. Now decades after his retirement from a career in hospital administration, roles have reversed. Today, a comprehensive team of doctors, nurses, and researchers at the…

Investing in Hope

Darla Davies, a successful realtor and renowned ballroom dancer, will create the Darla Davies Fund for Cancer Research.

Eyeing the Future of Cancer Research

Through a bequest of her estate, Darla Davies, a successful realtor and renowned ballroom dancer, will create the Darla Davies Fund for Cancer Research, an endowed fund whose income will support exciting research, with a preference for seed funding…

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