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Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute take part in $15 million research project to study cigarettes and vaporized nicotine

The National Cancer Institute awarded $15 million to assess the likely impact of current and potential future policies regulating tobacco products.


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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


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.


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.


UVA receives $3 million NCI grant to expand tissue sample collection

The UVA Health System has been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support and expand a critically important program that makes tissue samples available for research.


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VCU physicist, collaborator receive $2M grant to improve melanoma treatment

Jason Reed, Ph.D., an assistant professor at VCU, has been awarded a roughly $2 million grant with a collaborator at UCLA to develop a new method to rapidly determine how a cancerous tumor responds to a battery of candidate therapies.


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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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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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.