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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

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