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

Building Bridges to Beat Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Building Bridges to Beat Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

UVA chemical engineer Matt Lazzara has convened a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team to design combination therapy for pancreatic cancer.

UVA Today

A vintage yellow car is parking with its trunk and engine popped open, crowds can be seen in the background.

Area Car Show Drives Support for Patients with Cancer

The second annual Virginia Festival of the Wheel—a classic car show benefitting the UVA Cancer Center—brought together enthusiasts from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the role that the automobile has played in Virginia’s progress.

Investing in Hope

Dr. Indumathy Varadarajan shakes the hand of a patient in a blue dress.

Blending Research and Patient Care

Dr. Indumathy Varadarajan found her calling at a young age. She was very close to her grandmother, who passed away from acute myeloid
leukemia (AML) when Dr. Varadarajan was a child. From that moment on, she knew that she wanted to find a…

Investing in Hope

Dr. Kelleher sits on the ground in a forest next to her husband and her two sons.

For This UVA Doctor, Cancer Care is Personal

On March 18, 2019, Dr. Kelleher—who attended UVA for medical school, and who completed her residency here prior to joining the faculty—learned that she had a form of breast cancer that required a double mastectomy.

Investing in Hope

Martha and Dr. Geoffrey Weiss stand in a hallway overlooking UVA Health.

Gratitude, Love of Learning, Spark Gift to Support Clinical Research Education

A former UVA doctor who helped raise the profile of cancer care in Charlottesville is giving UVA Health another boost, this time in the form of educational opportunities within the School of Medicine.

Investing in Hope