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7 Quick Questions: Dr. Thomas P. Loughran Jr.
People of UVA 12/4/2013

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Thomas P. Loughran Jr., MD, is director of the UVA Cancer Center. He researches large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia, a rare blood cancer he discovered…

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New Life with Stem Cell Transplants
News & Events 11/5/2012

Mary Laughlin, MD, first became interested in using stem cells to treat diseases when she was in medical school in the 1980s. A few decades and countless hours of research and trial work later, that idea is healing hundreds of people at UVA. And, according to Laughlin, just getting started…

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Better Lives For the Very Sick
Prevention 10/23/2012

Doctors at UVA think some relatively commonsense changes can help very sick patients lead longer, happier lives. Although the pilot program, called CARE Track (Comprehensive Assessment with Rapid Evaluation and Treatment), involves the use of new technologies and an online dashboard for patients and doctors, at its core the program…

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New Doctors in Charlottesville: An Introduction
People of UVA 10/1/2012

We have many new doctors here at UVA, and we wanted to introduce you to a few here on the blog. Andra James, MD Andra James, MD, brings expertise in women’s health, from obstetrics and gynecology to maternal-fetal medicine. She is involved nationally and internationally in activities to improve healthcare for…

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Skipping Sunscreen? A Skin Cancer Patient’s Story
Patient Stories 6/12/2012

Did you know? One person dies of melanoma every hour, and it’s the most common form of cancer in adults 25-29 years old. Every spring, we begin seeing the magazine articles and public service announcements reminding us to wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. But if you’re a fair-skinned 20-something…

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UVA Nurse-Turned-Massage-Therapist Offers Patients Relief from Cancer
People of UVA 3/6/2012

In January, we told you about the healing massage services at UVA Hope Cancer Care in Charlottesville. But did you know this service is also available at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center? [caption id="attachment_3602" align="alignright" width="203"] Dinah Pehrson-Day provides massage therapy for patients at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer…

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