Category: Oncology



New Initiative Aims to Reduce Cervical Cancer in Southwest Va., Appalachia

September 3, 2019

UVA Cancer Center is part of a new five-year study seeking to reduce the disproportionately high… read more >

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

July 30, 2019
U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fourth consecutive year.

UVA Discovers Incredible ‘HULLK’ That Controls Growth of Prostate Cancer

July 29, 2019
The discovery could be used to target and stop the progression of prostate cancer, which kills more than 30,000 American men every year.

To Reduce Cancer’s Terrible Toll, UVA Reaches Out to Those Often Left Unheard

July 11, 2019
The UVA Cancer Center is reaching out to the people it serves to identify and overcome barriers to care.

Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

June 10, 2019

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to… read more >

UVA Partnering to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Western Virginia

May 24, 2019

University of Virginia Health System is joining a coalition of healthcare organizations to improve vaccination rates in… read more >

Over the Moon: A UVA Doctor Reflects on Her Work With NASA

April 11, 2019

On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home from a yearlong stay on the International… read more >

Husband-and-Wife Doctors Receive $1.8 Million to Test New Breast Cancer Approach

November 15, 2018
Radiation oncologist Timothy Showalter, MD, and breast cancer surgeon Shayna L. Showalter, MD, are working to improve care for women with early-stage breast cancer.

UVA Honored on National ‘100 Great Oncology Programs’ List

October 31, 2018
This is the sixth consecutive year UVA has been recognized by Becker’s for quality care, and UVA is the only health system in Virginia named to the 2018 list.

Big-Picture Approach to Understanding Cancer Will Speed New Treatments

October 17, 2018
A new innovation in cancer research will enable scientists to understand the complex causes of the disease with unprecedented speed and sophistication.