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Among other things, these research projects will look at the influence of gut bacteria on childhood obesity and potential three-drug combinations to treat ovarian cancer.
Did you know you can register for the Women's Four Miler for $1 if you commit to fundraising for the race? That's something to celebrate! More info on womens4miler.com
PUPPIES! Our furry friends visited the Infusion Center last week and brought smiles to our team members. Keep an eye out for animal therapy in our Infusion Center in the weeks to come. #uvacancercenter #puppylove #animaltherapy
Sun Safety: 8 Myths About Skin Cancer Debunked
UVA dermatologist Mark Russell, MD addresses 8 common myths about sun safety and skin cancer. Click the photo to learn more.
We’re Handing Out Cigarettes
Aaron Yao, PhD, of our Department of Public Health Sciences and the UVA Cancer Center, is on a crusade against cancer in Appalachia. Smoking rates there remain terribly high — up to 30 percent of people smoke. In his latest effort to combat the problem, Yao has launched a new study to see if reduced-nicotine cigarettes can reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with with reducing nicotine dependence. He’s teamed up with Steven K. Malin, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology at UVA’s Curry School of Education, for the new study, which is providing cigarettes at no cost to female smokers of working age in Charlottesville, Danville and Wise County, in Southwestern Virginia. Click the photo to read more.
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