Author: Julie Benner

Julie joined the UVA Health System in April 2014 as the online content strategist for UVA Cancer Center. She is responsible for managing the new Cancer Center website and implementing a Cancer-Center-specific social media presence. With extensive marketing, writing, graphic design and website design experience, Julie is excited to be working in the field of health care, specifically within the area of cancer communications. Outside of work, she is usually with her dog, Gunner, taking pictures, traveling or spending time with friends and family.

Posts by Julie Benner

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5 Common Lung Cancer Beliefs: True or False?

Ryan Gentzler, MD, specializes in thoracic oncology at UVA and is part of the multidisciplinary lung cancer team at UVA Cancer Center. In this post, Gentzler debunks common myths about lung cancer in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Lung Cancer: Get The Facts
1) All patients who…

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UVA Cancer Center, Abuzz with Weddings

In the final days of September, which was Blood Cancer Awareness Month, not one, but two leukemia patients decided to tie the knot with their fiancés at UVA Medical Center. Although under very different circumstances, the timing of the two weddings is remarkable.

“This was a very exciting week for…

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Pioneering a World Without Cancer

Cancer touches all of us. Despite our greatest scientific achievements, far too many lives are cut short by this disease. But there is reason to hope. For the first time, we’re unlocking mysteries of how cancer develops, grows and spreads at the molecular and cellular levels — insights unknown even five…

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The History of Cancer: A Timeline

Throughout its 4,000-year history, cancer has left doctors, scientists and patients with questions that the medical and science fields could not even start to address until recent decades. For centuries, the question has lingered: Will there be a time when we find a way to control or even cure…

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12 Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one who had cancer, the holidays can be very difficult. Read below for ideas on how to get through the season while remaining healthy and positive.

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