UVA Cancer Research

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UVA Cancer Research


Our goal in cancer research is to understand at the most fundamental levels how cancer arises, grows, and spreads, and to utilize this knowledge to develop innovative ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer.

The Cancer Research center includes approximately 160 faculty Members from 23 departments within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences.  We are an NCI-designated cancer center with over 75 million dollars in funded research each year.

We already are recognized as a premiere institution in basic cancer research, and we have contributed substantially to the understanding of cancer cell and molecular biology.

We are growing our clinical trials efforts and our Office for Clinical Research and Protocol Review System not only support clinical research, but assure that it is properly done.

The Cancer Research program is organized around five research programs, and eight outstanding shared resources support our investigators.  These are described in detail in the pages that follow.