Category: Cancer (Page 6)
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.
Helping Patients Navigate Precision Breast IORT Study
The Phase II study has enrolled 120 women ages 45 and older with stage 0 or stage 1 breast cancer. Recruitment is ongoing at UVA and the study is now enrolling participants at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as well.
Screening with Automated 3D Ultrasound Benefits Women with Dense Breasts
Women with dense or homogeneous dense breast tissue should consider an alternate form of breast cancer screening beyond traditional mammography.
UVA to Expand Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunotherapy Offerings
As part of its ongoing mission to expand and optimize its clinical research infrastructure and provide patients access to the most advanced cancer treatment and prevention strategies available, UVA Cancer Center welcomes two world-class clinicians and researchers to grow its bone marrow transplant program.
Are You Talking with Your Patients About Breast Density?
A UVA study revealed that most women don’t know that having dense breast tissue increases their risk for cancer and reduces a mammogram’s ability to detect it.
With a Growing Team of Physician-Scientists, UVA Is Increasing Immunotherapy Trials for Cancer
An expert in immunotherapy, Lawrence G. Lum, MD, DSc joins UVA Cancer Center as the scientific director of bone marrow transplantation. One of Lum’s priorities is pioneering a new method of activating the body’s own T cells to target tumor cells.
Learn How to Integrate Palliative Care Into the Outpatient Setting
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has designated UVA Health System as a Palliative Care Learning Center (PCLC) for their success in providing comprehensive palliative care in the ambulatory setting.
New Trial for High-Grade Gliomas Now Enrolling
High-grade glioma patients at UVA now have the opportunity to participate in Toca 5, an international clinical trial of a new, virus-based procedure that activates therapeutics selectively within the brain tumor, leading to fewer side effects.
Top 10 Radiation Oncology Stories of 2015
One of the most widely read stories among radiation oncologists this year is one announcing a prostate cancer discovery by UVA radiation oncologist Timothy Showalter, MD.