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Researcher Lands $450K Grant to Study Gut Bacteria’s Role in Breast Cancer

Melanie Rutkowski is investigating whether the microorganisms that live in our bodies might predict the risk of breast cancer, and help to prevent its spread. Click the photo to learn more.

"The goal of our research is to try to understand how the organisms that inhabit our body - how they influence the metastatic side of breast cancer," says Melanie Rutkowski , Assistant Professor of Microbiology at UVA School of Medicine, referring to research funded by a $450,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. http://www.nbc29.com/story/36661592/susan-g-komen-awards-grant-to-uva-for-breast-cancer-research

If our microorganisms are constantly disrupted by bad diets, that may cause #breastcancer to spread https://t.co/poGH6LYNi2 @SusanGKomen

A family history of breast cancer doesn't automatically mean you'll have breast cancer. Find out what a genetic counselor at UVA says about getting tested for breast cancer.

This new 3D mammography machine reduces your radiation exposure by about 40% https://t.co/aHlpRazGjR #NationalMammographyDay

Ladies, check out The Cavalier Daily's article on how the UVA Cancer Center's Breast Care Program is helping to save lives of women across Central Virginia. UVA Breast Care UVA Health System

The Charlottesville Women's Four Miler Presents a Check to UVA Cancer Center

This year the race is donating $270,000 to the UVA Breast Care Program. The money from the four miler will support breast screens and testing for women in the community that can't otherwise afford the service. Click the photo to learn more.

Immunology Leading to Research Breakthroughs at UVA

“The targets of very basic and fundamental experimental research 20 years ago are now part of clinical experience,” said Dr. David Wilkes, dean of UVa’s School of Medicine. Click the photo to learn more.

October is not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month. Be sure to show your support for our amazing Ultrasound Technicians. ❤️

Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan was recently invited by the University of São Paulo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brazil to deliver one of his grand round seminar talks. He had the opportunity to present his work “Using Cancer Registries to Examine Quality of Pharmaceutical Care” and to discuss various research collaborations between UVA and USP. Welcome back, Raj! https://med.virginia.edu/phs/2017/09/26/balkrishnan-delivers-grand-rounds-at-university-of-sao-paulo-cancer-center/