Category: Oncology



Scleroderma: Study Suggests Hope for a Longer Life

January 12, 2018

An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a… read more >

A Gold-Standard Cancer Treatment is in Decline, and Money May Be Why

December 13, 2017

The evidence is clear: Cervical cancer is best treated with brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy. Yet the use… read more >

UVA Recognized for Care of Patients With Blood Vessel Tumors

December 1, 2017

University of Virginia Health System has been honored as one of just 12 Comprehensive Clinical Care Centers in the… read more >

Prostate Cancer: UVA Aims to Help Men Make Complex Care Decisions

November 22, 2017

Researchers at the University of Virginia Cancer Center are developing a tool to help patients with prostate cancer… read more >

Discovery IDs Better Way to Treat Certain Prostate Cancers, Lymphomas

November 8, 2017

Certain prostate cancers and lymphomas have a major genetic weakness that doctors can exploit to help save patients’ lives,… read more >

UVA Tests Power of Focused Ultrasound, Immunotherapy to Battle Breast Cancer

November 8, 2017

In its latest pioneering effort to harness the power of focused ultrasound to battle disease, the University of Virginia… read more >

Susan G. Komen Awards UVA $450,000 for Innovative Breast Cancer Research

October 23, 2017

Researcher Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of… read more >

UVA Named to National ‘100 Great Oncology Programs’ List

October 4, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, national healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Cancer Center… read more >

Teen 1st in Va. to Receive Gene Therapy in UVA Clinical Trial

September 27, 2017

The School of Medicine has administered its first dose of an experimental immunotherapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia that… read more >

New Technique Lets Doctors Predict Genetic Disease Severity

September 12, 2017

An international team of researchers has found a way to diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes simply by measuring… read more >