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Cancer 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.

Facts at a Glance

  • Over 180 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 180 full and associate members divided into five research programs. 

    Learn About Our Research Programs
    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
    clinical research infrastructure

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

    View Our Clinical Research Infrastructure

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