Category: Cancer (Page 2)
Leading Experts on T-Cell Lymphomas Make UVA a Hub for Advancing Research and Treatment Development
Most community oncologists will see just a few cases of T-cell lymphoma in a lifetime. Building consensus on the best way to treat these rare and fast-growing diseases has been a challenge, and outcomes have been the poorest of any other type of blood cancer.
Get to Know: Two New Members of the UVA Cancer Center Team
UVA Cancer Center is actively recruiting top talent with a broad range of experience and expertise.
UVA Joins Cancer Centers Nationwide to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Seventeen cancer centers are working together with the NCI on evaluating the impact of the pandemic on the continuum of cancer care, from prevention to survivorship.
UVA Health Opening New Consolidated Breast Care Center This October
This 18,500-square-foot facility will house the majority of breast care services in one convenient location.
Cancer Clinical Trials Open and Actively Recruiting Patients
The UVA clinical research infrastructure is once again fully operational. See a sample of trials actively accruing, with precautions in place to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
NELSON Trial Reinforces Efficacy of Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
Based on the results from a recent clinical trial, the guidelines for which patients should be screened for lung cancer may soon change.
Case Study: Toddler with Wilms’ Tumor in Remission After Aggressive Therapy
Wilms’ tumor is the most common type of kidney cancer in children; however, it is a rare diagnosis with approximately 500 cases per year in the U.S. Diffuse anaplastic Wilms’ tumor is a more aggressive subtype of the disease and requires more intensive therapy.
Get to Know: Hematologist Firas El Chaer, MD
Dr. El Chaer specializes in caring for patients with acute leukemias, including acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
5 Tips to Get More Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer
As providers, we have an opportunity to ensure patients are well informed about why screening is important, when it’s necessary and how it’s done.
Director of the UVA Cancer Center Weighs in on Largest Drop Ever in Cancer Death Rate
In a recent article that appeared on UVA Today, Thomas Loughran, MD, discussed the role UVA has played in furthering this decades-long trend, improving outcomes for cancer patients, as well as advancing the treatment of the disease worldwide through ongoing clinical research.