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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

Clinical Trials at UVA
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 get lung…

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UVA Cancer Center, Abuzz with Weddings
Patient Stories 10/5/2015

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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Sun Safety: 8 Myths About Skin Cancer Debunked
Prevention 8/13/2015

With UVA dermatologist Mark Russell, MD [caption id="attachment_10459" align="alignright" width="116"] Mark Russell, MDUVA Dermatologist[/caption] Myth #1: Skin cancer only affects people with light or fair skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Although more common in those with a fair complexion, it does not discriminate against…

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Pioneering a World Without Cancer
News & Events 3/27/2015

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 years…

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The History of Cancer: A Timeline
General Health 3/12/2015

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 this…

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12 Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays
General Health 12/19/2014

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. Reframe your…

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Small Cell vs. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Q&A with Ryan Gentzler, MD
People of UVA 11/26/2014

Ryan Gentzler, MD, is a medical oncologist at UVA Cancer Center who specializes in lung cancer.  [caption id="attachment_9169" align="alignright" width="240"] Ryan Gentzler, MD | UVA Cancer Center[/caption] What is small cell lung cancer? Small cell lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms from neuroendocrine cells, or specialized cells…

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Lung Cancer in Women: Time to Face the Facts and Get Screened
Prevention 11/24/2014

Which cancer do you think kills the most women? Chances are, you guessed breast cancer. Incorrect! Believe it or not, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. In a recent study by the American Lung Association to measure awareness of lung cancer risk, only 1 percent of…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Cancer Surgeon Dr. Todd Bauer
People of UVA 5/12/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Todd W. Bauer, MD is associate professor of surgery in UVA's Division of Surgical Oncology. What did you want to be when you were…

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