About UVA Cancer Center
About UVA Cancer Center
Your Best Choice for Cancer Care in Virginia and Beyond
At UVA Cancer Center, we deliver advanced patient care combined with the latest research-based treatment options to improve the quality of life for cancer patients in and surrounding Virginia. With state-of-the-art clinics in multiple locations around Virginia and telemedicine programs for rural communities, UVA Cancer Center is one of the most widely-accessible cancer centers in the region.
A National Leader in Cancer Research & Discoveries
As one of 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, we're part of renowned group of leaders in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment and strive to stay ahead of the curve in innovation, technology and, most importantly, patient care.
Welcome by Cancer Center Director
Under the leadership of UVA Cancer Center Director Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., we’re expanding our capabilities to develop new therapies and more effective ways to detect and prevent cancer in order to achieve the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) highest designation, an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, by 2020.
With this designation, UVA will be able to treat more types of cancer with targeted therapies that wouldn’t be widely available and have the resources to perform more research and clinical trials, resulting in new and innovative treatments for our patients.
Expansion efforts currently in the works include recruitment of new researchers and doctors in a variety of fields, growth of existing facilities and more.
“By having input from as many scientists as possible, in engineering, biology, organic chemistry, physics and medicine, we can come up with new ways of treating cancer. Most importantly, there is still room for building. I look forward to the opportunity to recruit more people to further strengthen the great operation we have here.”
Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD
UVA Cancer Center Director
Mission & Vision
The mission of the University of Virginia Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer for patients today, through skilled, integrated and compassionate care; and to eliminate the threat of cancer for patients tomorrow, through research and education.
Our vision is to achieve NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, provide the premier patient experience from diagnosis through survivorship and become the cancer center of choice for patients, physicians and employees.
Course of Action
As a matrix cancer center fully integrated within a leading university, UVA Cancer Center has a special opportunity and responsibility: to bring diverse knowledge and technology into cancer research and care.
Over the last 30 years, UVA Cancer Center has continued — through faculty recruitment, infrastructure development and support for research — to build on its strengths in basic sciences, to enhance its cancer focus and to construct a stronger capacity for clinical and translational cancer research. The past two decades have seen stunning advances in cancer, but the current understanding is still incomplete.
To achieve our mission and vision, we will maximize the effective practical use of what is currently known, and accelerate the pace and cancer focus of new fundamental discoveries that are necessary to achieve more than incremental progress.