Category: Cancer (Page 5)
Case Study: Lower Eyelid Melanoma in Situ
To ensure the best outcome, in terms of both disease eradication and preserving the appearance and functionality of the eye, UVA brought together skilled providers from dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery and ophthalmology.
Case Study: UVA Treats First Non-Trial Adult Patient with CAR T-Cell Therapy
CAR T-cell therapy was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for commercial use in adult patients with refractory and relapsed lymphoma.
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.