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UVa. football to hold open practice on Saturday

The UVa. football team will hold a practice open to the public on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. The practice will be held at Scott Stadium.

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Augusta Health named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

Augusta Health announced that it has been named a recipient of Healthgrades 2014 America’s 100 BestTM Hospital Award. This is the third consecutive year that Augusta Health has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best™ Hospitals.

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Treating metastatic prostate cancer: Is the accepted approach wrong?

Contrary to the standard approach to treating metastatic prostate cancer, direct treatment of the primary tumor appears to prolong survival significantly, a new study suggests. The surprising findings have prompted the researchers to launch clinical trials that could upend the accepted treatment of the disease.

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UVa. football sets spring game for April 12

UVa. football coach Mike London announced today the Cavaliers will hold their annual Orange-Blue spring football game on Saturday, April 12 at Scott Stadium. The game will start at 1 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Admission and parking are free.

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UVa. study: Can children’s cancer test produce false positives?

A test used to detect a type of cancer in children may produce false positives because it is based on a faulty assumption, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined.

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Offering more treatment options for pediatric cancer patients

University of Virginia Cancer Center and UVA Children’s Hospital will soon offer additional treatment options to pediatric cancer patients through a new early-stage clinical trials program.

UVa. Cancer Center earns national accreditation for quality care

For meeting or exceeding 36 national quality care standards, University of Virginia Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.