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

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Undergrads Go the Distance

One step at a time and one foot in front of the other are common phrases you might say to a friend or loved one who is experiencing hardship. Over the last year, however, three different undergraduate student groups have applied that advice to a…

Investing in Hope

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Q&A with Dr. Li Li

As Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Director of Population Health at the UVA Health System, Dr. Li’s charge is to develop and strengthen community engagement, further develop the…

Investing in Hope

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Beating the Odds

In 1950, a child with cancer was not likely to survive. But today, just three generations later, four out of every five children who receive a cancer diagnosis can expect a much better outcome. In fact, it’s a scientific milestone that Dr. Michael…


Here’s How Cancer Hijacks Wound Healing to Create Its Own Blood Supply

Here’s How Cancer Hijacks Wound Healing to Create Its Own Blood Supply

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread.

UVA Health Newsroom

Checking in With UVA Legend Debbie Ryan

Checking in With UVA Legend Debbie Ryan

The former Cavalier women’s basketball coach is bringing her unrelenting drive and elite recruiting skills to the fight against cancer and other worthy causes.

UVA Today