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 includes 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. (PDF) to the Infusion Center.
- Patients at in Augusta, Charlottesville, Culpeper and Farmville. can get chemotherapy close to home
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 . UVA also specializes in state-of-the-art minimally-invasive thoracic surgery that includes procedures like VATS Lobectomy and Radiotracer-Guided Localization.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
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 . The clinic is newly accepted to the National Marrow Donor Program Be the Match registry.
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.