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

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Q&A: How UVA Cancer Center Joined an Elite National Group

The “comprehensive” designation helps the center build on its excellent patient care and expand research into breakthrough treatment options for everyone in Virginia, regardless of the diagnosis they face.

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UVA Reveals How Gene Mutation Boosts Cancer Risk

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how a common gene mutation robs people of natural cancer protection.

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A Reassuring Space for Cancer Treatment

UVA Health’s Infusion Center -- making a stressful and uncomfortable experience as free from worry as possible.

Investing in Hope

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Shared Experience: Cancer Support Program Pairs Survivors with Peers Undergoing Treatment

UVA Cancer Center Peer Support Program helps cancer patients by connecting them with someone who shared a similar experience.

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

UVA Cancer Center recently participated in a pilot project led by two national cancer groups seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity among cancer treatment trial volunteers.

Investing in Hope