Category: Cancer (Page 7)
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.
UVA Selected Among Top 100 Oncology Programs
UVA is the only health system in Virginia named to the 2015 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs, published by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Making Positive Gains in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
UVA is stepping up its efforts to implement strategies for early diagnosis and is setting the standard for surgical outcomes nationwide.
Have Your Patients Considered Precision Breast IORT?
Precision Breast IORT is a unique form of IORT developed at UVA — now being examined in a Phase II clinical trial — that incorporates CT imaging and high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy.
Stem Cell Transplant Program Earns International Accreditation
UVA earns accreditation for its use of stem cells and bone marrow to treat patients with blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma