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Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatments

Treatment Options

Only a few centers in the nation offer patients the array of advanced technology available at UVA Cancer Center. Our new state-of-the-art facility is home to the nation’s first HD Helical TomoTherapy unit, an integrated CT/HDR Brachytherapy system, two Varian Linear Accelerators and a Perfexiona Gamma Knife. With this arsenal of powerful equipment in the hands of some of the leading radiation oncologists, pathologists and surgeons, UVA Cancer Center offers patients more and better treatment options.

Some of the cancer treatments we’re using today at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and UVA Cancer Center Community Clinics include:

Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy includes chemotherapy and blood transfusions. It's also used to help with side effects of cancer treatment and can include hydration and other therapies.

  • Our Infusion Center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center includes different treatment areas, including private rooms and group rooms allowing patients to have a comfortable treatment experience. Download a guide (PDF) to the Infusion Center.
  • Patients at UVA Cancer Center Community Clinics can get chemotherapy close to home in Augusta, Charlottesville and Culpeper.

Targeted Drug Therapy

Used to identify and attack specific cancer cells without damaging nearby healthy tissue, this non-chemotherapy approach targets specific cancer cell characteristics unique to your genetic makeup and is given alone or combined with other treatment.


Surgery for cancer includes removing tumors and cancerous tissue. Learn more about cancer surgery options at UVA. UVA also specializes in state-of-the-art minimally-invasive thoracic surgery that includes procedures like VATS Lobectomy.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy at UVA includes the latest advances like TomoTherapy, brachytherapy, the TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator, Interoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) and more. Find out more about radiation therapy and download a support guide (PDF) to help you through treatments.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

This procedure uses focused radiation to target brain and pituitary tumors and other conditions. This treatment process does not involve a knife or scalpel. Find out more about Gamma Knife.

Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplants

For patients with high-risk and life-threatening blood diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, the UVA Cancer Center performs bone marrow and stem cell transplants through the Stem Cell Transplant Clinic. The clinic is newly accepted to the National Marrow Donor Program Be the Match registry.

Focused Ultrasound

MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery concentrates many beams of ultrasound energy to a single spot in the body. These focused beams cause heating and ablation (destruction) of the targeted area without damaging surrounding tissue. See how focused ultrasound works, read an article about how UVA is using focused ultrasound for breast tumors and learn about focused ultrasound for brain tumors.

Infusion Patient Tour

As a new patient at the Infusion Center, you’ll get a 90-minute orientation and tour to help explain your treatment process and ease your anxiety. Download a guide (PDF) to the Infusion Center.


For meeting national quality and patient safety standards, UVA Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR).