UVA Cancer Center’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through care for the patients of today, and through research and education for the patients of tomorrow. Approximately 180 cancer researchers are organized around five programs and have more than $50 million in funded research annually. Clinical programs are led by physicians honored as Best Doctors in America® and Newsweek’s Top Cancer Doctors. Our cancer center is one of the first in the country to formalize a pancreatic cancer program with a high-risk clinic. We have the region’s only high-risk breast and ovarian cancer program. UVA established one of the first tumor registries in the world. UVA has been funded since 2001 for the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network. Our researchers and clinicians work diligently to understand why cancer occurs, find innovative ways to treat it and offer the most advanced cancer services in Virginia.