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Cancer & Coronavirus
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Cancer Center

We're one of 71 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers. As part of this renowned group of leaders, we stay ahead of the curve in cancer research, prevention, detection, and treatment. Discover our cancer research programs.

At UVA Cancer Center, you'll find the latest in research-based treatment options. To make sure everyone can access these services, we have state-of-the-art clinics throughout Virginia and telemedicine programs that reach rural communities.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and our cancer services in the top 10% of the country. We're also the only cancer center in Virginia listed in Becker’s 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. 

Outreach to the Community

Community collaborations address health disparities and barriers to care through patient advisory groups and public programs. Our population health projects target high rates of lung, cervical, and colon cancer in Appalachia.

Teaching the Next Generation 

The UVA School of Medicine offers fellowships in blood cancers, immunology, and more. Graduates leave UVA with a respect for both fundamental and clinical research. They know how lab work translates into patient care and prevention.

Outreach & Events
The UVA Cancer Center team is dedicated to expert and compassionate care

Through events and public programs, we work with schools and civic groups to teach essential cancer prevention.

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For Researchers
Our research and clinical trials leads the way in cancer treatment development

We perform more than $55 million in funded research each year, from basic discovery to translational research to clinical trials and population health.

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Refer a Patient
Expert oncologists and surgeons treat your patients

Referring your patients to the experts at UVA means connecting them to the latest care as you stay informed along the way. 

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Patient Care
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Treating Your Cancer. Caring for You.

We commit to treating the whole person, not just the disease. Your healing requires emotional support at every stage of your journey. Dedicated to equity, we work to make sure treatment matches your personal values and goals.

A Team Approach

We treat the whole patient and that requires a whole team. That's why we have social workers, nutritionists, and genetics counselors active in your journey. Caregivers, families, and survivors all receive wrap-around support. 

Convenient Locations 

You have options for where to get your cancer care. You can visit the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in Charlottesville. You can also access care in other locations throughout Central Virginia, including clinics in Fishersville, Culpeper and Pantops. Talk to your provider about finding care that's close to you.

Support for Mind, Body, & Spirit

You don't have to go it alone. Our palliative care experts can help you manage painful side effects. Massage, yoga, and mindfulness programs attend to you as a whole person. We strive to make you and your caregivers as comfortable and informed as possible with our cancer support services. 

Cancer-Focused Urgent Care: Avoid the ER

We want to help you avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency department or hospital. Cancer patients can visit the Oncology Urgent Care Clinic with urgent or same-day medical care needs. Get evaluation, lab work, and treatment. Located in the Infusion Center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Care building.

Warm & Restful Spaces

A rooftop garden, windows full of light: We've designed the Emily Couric Cancer Care building to promote healing. The Infusion Center offers comfortable chairs and blankets that help you relax. And the Breast Care Center on Pantops has a spa-like atmosphere meant to calm and encourage. 

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Getting Started as a Patient

Whether you're coming for a screening, your first appointment, or for a second opinion, we're here to help. Find out what you need to get started, what to bring with you, and how to get around.

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Help Us Stop Cancer in its Tracks

At UVA Cancer Center, we’re not just caring for patients with the advanced treatments we have today. We’re continuing to push for what can be — asking the tough questions and pioneering advances that will one day stop cancer in its tracks. You can help us get there.

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UVA Cancer News

Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts

More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional…

Cancer’s Dangerous Renovations to Our Chromosomes Revealed

Cancer remodels the architecture of our chromosomes so the disease can take hold and spread, UVA researchers have revealed.

UVA Cancer Center Improves Care for Brain Metastases

Ambitious efforts at UVA Cancer Center to improve care for patients with cancer that has spread to the brain have yielded important insights and…

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