An Unhealthy Microbiome Promotes the Spread of Breast Cancer

June 11, 2019 Fascinating new research from our Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, suggests that an unhealthy gut microbiome promotes the spread of breast cancer.

A Husband and Wife Working to Improve Breast Cancer Care

December 3, 2018 Tim and Shayna Showalter, who are married, have developed a technique called Precision Breast Intraoperative Radiation, which aims to improve on conventional breast IORT by making it more targeted, more powerful, more personalized and, hopefully, more effective.

Focused Ultrasound Work Earns Jeff Elias Innovator of the Year

February 1, 2018

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group has named Dr. Jeff Elias the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year for his pioneering work with focused ultrasound. The award recognizes a UVA faculty member whose work is making a major impact on… Read More

Focused Ultrasound and Breast Cancer: The 1st Trial of Its Kind

November 13, 2017

In the focused ultrasound trials I’ve told you about previously, the point has been to use the scalpel-free surgery to destroy tissue. Our latest trial — for metastatic breast cancer — puts an interesting twist on that.

In this trial,… Read More