Hope in the Fight Against Blood Cancers

February 9, 2024 by

Location: Virtual

Date: Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 22, 2024

Start Time: 12:30 pm

End Time: 1:45 pm

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Alumni, families, patients, and friends are invited to join us for a special program to learn how UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center is transforming the treatment of blood cancers and giving new hope to patients. You’ll hear firsthand from internationally renowned UVA doctors and scientists who are increasing our understanding of these devastating diseases and improving outcomes, including through UVA’s pioneering Translational Orphan Blood Cancer Research Initiative (TOBCRI).

Featured UVA Health faculty include:

  • Thomas P. Loughran Jr., MD, director of UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center, TOBCRI co-leader, and LGL leukemia discoverer and leading expert.
  • Owen A. O’Connor, MD, PhD, TOBCRI co-leader, co-director of the T-Cell Lymphoma Research Program and international authority on lymphoma.
  • Craig Portell, MD, section head for Hematologic Malignancies and medical director, Hematologic Malignancies Clinical Research Program.

Each of these physician-researchers will share a glimpse into their exciting work that’s leading to groundbreaking new treatments for blood cancer patients.

Laahn Ho Foster, MD, associate professor of hematology and oncology, will moderate the program. An audience Q&A will follow the presentation.

The Zoom webinar link will be sent to all registrants on the morning of the event.

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