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January events at Augusta Health

The January calendar of events at Augusta Health.


Protein ID’d as possible universal therapeutic target for multiple infections, including Ebola

A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led pre-clinical study published this month in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.

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UVA study: Breast density helps better predict breast cancer risk

A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women’s risk for breast cancer. I

Cancer discovery: Compounds found to block key cancer driver

Researchers have identified promising compounds to inhibit a key driver of many forms of the disease, including lung, prostate, colon, bladder and pancreatic cancer.

Golf tourney raises money for Augusta Health Breast Cancer Fund

Ingleside Resort, the Eagles Aerie 608, and the Augusta Health Foundation sponsored the Jeff Earhart Memorial Golf Tournament on October 4 to support Augusta Health’s Breast Cancer Fund.

UVA School of Medicine study: Tampons show promise in ovarian cancer screening

A pilot study led by a University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher suggests that tampons could help detect ovarian cancer.


World Health Organization taps VCU tobacco product research center as a collaborator

The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University has been named a World Health Organization collaborating center that will assist the global health organization with questions related to tobacco product testing and research.

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Augusta Health Open House set for Sept. 24

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Augusta Health will host an Open House of areas not usuallyopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 3-7 p.m.

Battling breast cancer: UVA pioneers image-guided, high-dose approach

An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at the University of Virginia Health System allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing radiation where it’s needed.

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Annual Free Prostate Screenings offered at Augusta Health

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men. In 2014, it’s estimated that 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and approximately 29,500 men will die from it.

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Upcoming events at Augusta Health

Upcoming events at Augusta Health in September.

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler set for Saturday

A fundraiser for the UVA Cancer Center’s Breast Care Program, the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler draws more than 3,500 runners and walkers.

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Augusta Health announces special events to commemorate 20th anniversary

Augusta Health will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September, and a month full of community events has been planned. Events range from free health screenings to educational seminars to a chance to stretch into a new fitness class—yoga!

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Augusta Health Cancer Services Bridge Fund: One man’s story

While cancer patients do need excellent clinical care, compassion and understanding—they may also need personalized help or assistance with anything that is a barrier to that care.

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Cancer patients will get help because of 20th anniversary event at Augusta Health

In celebration of the Augusta Health’s 20th anniversary, the Augusta Health Foundation will host a special celebration of this momentous occasion while also benefitting cancer patients in need.


VCU to study patient, public, institutional collaboration in research

Researchers at VCU have been approved for a three-year, $749,000 funding award to demonstrate a new method for engaging stakeholders, especially patients, in framing research.

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Augusta Health Cancer Center re-accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Augusta Health Cancer Center’s Breast Program has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

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Augusta Health Beat: August 2014 Calendar of Events

Calendar of events, programs and other scheduled activities at Augusta Health in August.

UVA Cancer Center earns national honor for quality care

Becker’s Hospital Review has named the University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center to its 2014 list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.

V Foundation, Virginia Wine Partnership to fund cancer research

Virginia will partner with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to host “Virginia Vine: The Commonwealth Crushes Cancer,” a weekend event to be held in April 2015 at Trump Winery and other locations in Charlottesville.

UVA: Expanding access to bone marrow transplants

The UVA Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program has been designated as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match® transplant center and now has access to the Be The Match Registry®, the world’s largest and most diverse bone marrow donor registry.

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Breast cancer awareness part of next Lynchburg Hillcats homestand

Currently riding a three-game winning streak, the Lynchburg Hillcats will conclude a week-long road trip Wednesday and return to Calvin Falwell Field for a four-game set against Wilmington on Thursday, May 15.

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Health Beat: Upcoming events at Augusta Health

The annual free Skin Cancer Screening at Augusta Health Cancer Center. Providers from both Augusta Health Dermatology and Blue Ridge Dermatology participate collaboratively.

UVa. chosen for ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’ list

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has selected University of Virginia Medical Center to its 2014 listing of “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

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UVa. spring football game set for Saturday

The UVa. football team will hold its annual Orange-Blue Spring Game on Saturday, April 12 at Scott Stadium. The gates open at 11 a.m. for pregame activities and the spring game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.Admission and parking are free.

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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.