Unlike previous uses of focused ultrasound that employed the technology to destroy unwanted tissue, the new study is attempting to use the technology to help evoke an immune response.
Associate biomedical engineering professor Kimberly Kelly wowed judges at UVA’s Galant Challenge with her startup’s ambitious plan for a new cancer treatment that has already shown very promising results.
The “moonshot” is an effort to make a decade’s worth of advances in the battle against cancer in just five years.
Most women don’t know that having dense breasts increases their risk for breast cancer and reduces a mammogram’s ability to detect cancer, according to a University of Virginia School of Medicine study
Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have developed an experimental vaccine to battle melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.
Rural Appalachia has gone from having the lowest cancer death rate in the country to the highest – and that’s just part of a growing cancer crisis in the region, new research from the School of Medicine suggests.
The human genome is far more complex than thought, with genes functioning in an unexpected fashion that scientists have wrongly assumed must indicate cancer, research from the School of Medicine indicates.
Accelerated partial breast irradiation was designed to be a faster, more convenient and potentially safer way for many women with breast cancer to reduce their mortality risk and help keep their cancer from returning after surgery.
A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the weight-loss surgery slashed participants’ weight by a third and eliminated precancerous uterine growths in those who had them.