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UVA Cancer Center Story of Survival: Meet Janice

Upon her diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 42, Janice Brock made a choice. She chose to be a survivor. And every step of the way, someone was there to reaffirm her already strong belief that she would beat this disease. With comprehensive care from the UVA Breast Care Program, determination and a strong support system to lean on, Janice beat cancer. Read Janice's story.

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Deciding where to get treatment for cancer can be stressful and confusing. Here at UVA, you’ll get world-class cancer care in Virginia backed by cutting-edge research and innovative clinical trials you won’t find at other hospitals. And you'll also get personalized support to help you cope.

UVA Cancer Center Story of Survival: Meet Janice

Upon her diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 42, Janice Brock made a choice. She chose to be a survivor. And every step of the way, someone was there to reaffirm her already strong belief that she would beat this disease. With comprehensive care from the UVA Breast Care Program, determination and a strong support system to lean on, Janice beat cancer. Read Janice's story.

UVA, an NCI-Designated Cancer Center

  • UVA Cancer Center is part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, leaders in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment. As one of only 68 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country, UVA is placed among the top in cancer care and research, working diligently to understand why cancer occurs, find innovative ways to treat it and offer the most advanced cancer services in Virginia.

Cancer Services

Giving Patients What they Need

UVA’s Hematologic Malignancy Program Expands

When Beth Dickey was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, she and her husband were devastated. The Virginia Beach native and mother of two began to research her options and discovered UVA Cancer Center and Michael Williams, MD, ScM, a leading clinician and researcher in cancers of the blood. Find out what Dr. Williams suggested instead of the standard treatment plan for her condition.

  • Screening Programs

    Getting screened is an important aspect to staying healthy. UVA Cancer Center provides screening programs for a variety of cancer types, and offers a high-risk breast and ovarian cancer program and high-risk pancreatic cancer program, which monitor individuals with a family history of disease.

  • Treatment & Therapy

  • A Team Approach

    Oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, nutritionists, nurses, educators, support staff and more work together in multidisciplinary care teams to provide a personalized treatment plan with the goal of getting you cancer-free.

Cancer Research

Making Breakthroughs Possible

Helping the Body’s Immune System Fight Cancer

Craig Slingluff, MD, director of UVA’s Human Immune Therapy Center, and his team have been working for years to understand the immune response to melanoma and other cancers. Their efforts have resulted in successful vaccines for hundreds of patients. Currently, with funding by the NIH, Slingluff is leading an exciting project that combines vaccines with new cancer drugs...see how this important work will impact patients.

  • Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials are research studies involving people that are designed to answer specific scientific questions in order to find better ways to prevent, detect or treat cancer. Clinical trials cover a variety of cancer types and stages of disease, and are an option for patients who qualify.

  • Research Programs

    We are an NCI-designated cancer center with more than $75 million in funded research each year. Our cancer research efforts are organized around five programs, and eight outstanding shared resources support our investigators.

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