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Our own Dr. Traci Hedrick was recently at the American College of Gastroenterology for Colorectal Cancer Outreach where she received a SCOPY award!! She was also interviewed on Sirius radio for the “Doctor Radio” show. Congratulations to Dr. Hedrick!
Smokers can (and do!) quit. We joined forces with other local organizations in Charlottesville for the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout and hosted a free event for community members to learn more about options for quitting and where to get help. #GASO #youcandoit #quitnow
Watch as our own Dr. Paul Kunk discusses treatment for stomach cancer on UVA House Call!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have put together an interesting infographic regarding lung cancer. Take a look! There is some great information about who should have lung cancer screening performed. Call 434.924.9333 to make an appointment with our Lung Cancer Screening Nurse Practitioner if you are interested in being screened.
There's still time to sign up and participate in the UVA Cancer Center Holiday Wreath Auction! Each year we hold a silent auction of wreaths decorated by our team members and members of the community (all proceeds benefit our cancer center patients). If you would like to decorate a wreath to be auctioned, click on the link below.
Discovery Suggests Better Way to Treat Certain Prostate Cancers, Lymphomas
UVA researchers have discovered that about 10 percent to 15 percent of prostate cancers and lymphomas have a certain genetic flaw that makes them particularly susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation – which are not always the first-choice treatments. Click the photo to learn more.
If you have a rare or aggressive cancer and no set treatment plan, what are your options?
Trial looks at focused ultrasound to treat metastatic breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System are looking into using a scalpel-free surgery to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells using heat and the body's immune system. Click the photo to learn more.