Category: Cancer (Page 3)
High-Risk Breast Cancer: When to Refer a Patient for Genetic Counseling
BRCA isn't the only gene mutation linked to breast cancer. With large-panel genetic testing, UVA genetic counselors can better determine who is at greatest risk.
Help Us Detect Lung Cancer Sooner: Refer Your Eligible Patients for Low-Dose CT Screening
Low-dose CT lung cancer screening has the ability to reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-ray. Unfortunately only around 4 to 6% of people eligible for lung cancer screening are actually getting screened.
Case Study: UVA-Riverside Partnership Gives Tidewater Cancer Patients Access to the Most Advanced Radiosurgical Technology Available
Read a case study that demonstrates the impact of the UVA-Riverside partnership as the two centers continue to provide patients in the Tidewater area and beyond access to the latest in radiosurgical technology.
Get to Know: Radiation Oncologist Kara Romano, MD
Kara Romano, MD, is part of a team at UVA pioneering new radiologic approaches to treating gynecologic and other cancers.
High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy: Part of a Proven Approach to Treating Intermediate- and High-Risk Prostate Cancers
UVA offers an updated, more conformal version of the recommended combination therapy, which includes high-dose rate brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and use of a prostate-rectal spacer.
Stay-Cool Cap Helps Prevent Hair Loss Due to Cancer Treatment
UVA Cancer Center is now offering breast cancer patients a treatment that has been shown to limit hair loss. DigniCap is a scalp cooling treatment that has been FDA-approved for patients with solid tumors.
Get to Know: Two UVA Community Oncologists Now Accepting New Patients
With three community oncology clinic locations, UVA Cancer Center offers advanced medical oncology and hematology care throughout the Commonwealth.
70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Steps to Reduce HPV-Related Cancers
Leaders in cancer research and cancer care have issued a call to action for physicians, parents and young adults to increase vaccination rates to eliminate HPV-related cancers.
Get to Know: GI Oncologist Matthew Reilley, MD
A recipient of the 2016 Rising Star in Oncology award from the Society for Translational Medicine, Reilley has set his sights on improving the future of cancer care through clinical trials.
Important Updates for Treating Prostate Cancer
New ACR Appropriateness Criteria added unprecedented depth to what had been a much more modest overview, providing physicians an easy way to catch up with the latest developments and stay at the very forefront of best practices.