Overseeing Multi-Center Clinical Trials

June 26, 2019 I'd like to introduce you to Holly Davis, the UVA employee I’ve known the longest. That’s because she’s my cousin. We grew up like brother and sister in far Southwest Virginia, and we have the accent to prove it.

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.

Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

February 28, 2019 Our Timothy Bullock, PhD, and his team have discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains why they struggle to destroy cancer tumors. By fixing this defect, scientists could make the cells much better at killing cancer cells.

HPV Discovery Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments

December 12, 2018

We know a good bit about how HPV (human papillomavirus) causes cancer, down to a particular protein it makes to stop healthy cells’ natural ability to prevent tumors. Scientists have tried for years to find a way to block… Read More