Research Programs

The UVA Cancer Center has approximately 220 full and associate members divided into five research programs. Each of these programs represents an area of expertise important for understanding how cancer starts and progresses and for development of interventions to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. Each program has a natural affinity and identity, with sub-groups that make sense scientifically. In addition, each of these programs has helped generate major discoveries important for cancer:

  • The Cancer Biology Program supports research focused on identification and validation of targets, development of small molecule modulators of validated targets, and elucidating mechanisms, particularly signaling networks, driving cancer.
  • The Cancer Control and Population Health Program conducts population-based research to identify cancer risk, reduce cancer risk and develop systems to support cancer survivors.
  • The Cancer Therapeutics Program supports preclinical science and validation of therapeutic targets leading to investigator-initiated clinical trials for cancer diagnosis, imaging, therapy or survivorship.
  • The Molecular Genetics and Epigenetics Program was the origin of the discovery of the "histone code" and is nationally regarded as a premiere program for the study of chromatin and epigenomics.
  • The Unaligned Research Program includes members of the Cancer Center research program who provide key contributions, but their work is not easily aligned with any of the core programs listed above.

Cancer Research Events

Sep 23 Lung Cancer Translational Research Team Meeting 11AM

[West Complex 6191] LKB1 (STK11) mutations in lung cancer-Tim Bullock

Sep 26 Molecular Tumor Board 12pm

[ECCCC 3303] Cases TBA

Sep 26 GI Translational Research Team Meeting 3 PM

[ECCCC Ground Floor Room G253] Members of the group will introduce themselves, discuss their research interests, and idenitfy models systems and…

Oct 03 Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]

Oct 10 Molecular Tumor Board 12pm

[ECCCC 3303] Cases TBA

Oct 10 GI Translational Research Team Meeting 3 PM

[ECCCC Ground Floor G253] Members of the group will introduce themselves, discuss their research interests, and identify models systems and other…

Oct 17 Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]

Oct 24 Molecular Tumor Board 12pm

[ECCCC 3303] Cases TBA

Oct 24 GI Translational Research Team Meeting 3 PM

[ECCCC Ground Floor G253] Members of the group will introduce themselves, discuss their research interests, and identify models systems and other…

Nov 07 Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]

Nov 14 Molecular Tumor Board 12pm

[ECCCC 3303] Cases TBA

Nov 14 GI Translational Research Team Meeting 3 PM

[ECCCC Ground Floor Room G253] Members of the group will introduce themselves, discuss their research interests, and identify models systems and…

Nov 21 Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]

Dec 05 Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]

Dec 12 GI Translational Research Team Meeting 3 PM

[ECCCC Ground Floor Room G253] Members of the group will introduce themselves, discuss their research interests, and idenitfy models systems and…

Dec 12 Molecular Tumor Board 12pm

[ECCCC 3303] Cases TBA

Dec 12 GI Translational Research Team Meeting 3 PM

[ECCCC Ground Floor Room G253] Members of the group will introduce themselves, discuss their research interests, and idenitfy models systems and…

Dec 19 Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]