UVA Cancer Center
It wasn't long ago that many in the medical community doubted that the immune system might be induced to fight cancer. Dr. Craig Slingluff has never been deterred by this conventional wisdom. His team at the Human Immune Therapy Center has been working for more than 20 years to understand the immune response to melanoma.Their efforts have led to a number of novel approaches for melanoma and other cancers—cancer vaccines that have been administered to hundreds of patients with melanoma with promising results.
This move toward personalized, targeted medicine cannot come too soon. When we look into the future, we see men, woman, and children whose lives are untroubled by cancer. We see the day when cancer becomes a chronic condition.
It's not a dream. At the UVA Cancer Center, we're leading the search for a cure.