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Cancer Center Research

At UVA, our goal in cancer research is to understand how cancer arises, grows, and spreads, and to use this knowledge to develop ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Our research helps provide resources, tools and the infrastructure needed to advance treatment and find a cure.

Cancer Research: Facts at a Glance

  • Over 200 faculty members from 23 departments within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences
  • NCI-designated cancer center with more than $75 million dollars in funded research annually
  • Long-recognized as a premier institution in basic cancer research, with substantial contributions to the understanding of cancer cell and molecular biology
  • More recent increased and growing strength in translational, clinical and population-based research

Learn more about our shared resources.

    Research Programs
    Research programs at UVA Cancer Center

    The UVA Cancer Center has approximately 220 full and associate members divided into five research programs. 

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    Cancer Clinical Trials
    Cancer center research through clinical trials

    Get access to advanced treatments and help the development of even better ones to come. 

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    Research Infrastructure
    a cancer researcher in a lab with a microscope and chemicals

    We provide resources and other support for investigators working in laboratory research, clinical research, and population science. View:

    UVA Cancer News

    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…

    UVA Smoking Cessation Program Outperforming Typical Results

    A 15-month free program for UVA Cancer Center patients to help tobacco users quit – combining medication and one-on-one behavioral therapy – is…
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