Groundbreaking Cancer Research

At a time when medical research holds such promise, tight federal funding can limit how many ideas for new ways to diagnose and treat cancer will be pursued. Private support allows investigators to continue their work at crucial points in the research process.

Gifts for cancer research jumpstart promising cancer research efforts. They help retain, attract, and energize talented investigators and serve as a wise investment—what we discover here at UVA helps investigators across the nation and beyond. Also, every private dollar of support leverages vital research dollars from federal sources.

You can support cancer research in three distinct areas:

  • Basic Science—research at the cellular level aimed at discovering the fundamental causes of cancer
  • Diagnosis—research focused on better methods to detect cancer in its earliest stages
  • Treatment/Drug Discovery—research focused on ways to more effectively treat cancer

Every gift for cancer research matters. You can choose to direct your gift to a particular research project or investigator whose work you admire. Or, you may make a gift to the Patients & Friends Research Fund at UVA Cancer Center, a fund that brings together patients and their doctors—along with family and friends—who want to push the frontiers of cancer research to discover new, cutting-edge therapies. One hundred percent of your gift to Patients & Friends goes directly to cancer research.