Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference


The Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference (CVCRC) convenes cancer researchers from across Virginia every two years to highlight studies at the forefront of cutting-edge cancer research. Also, faculty and research trainees present new research encompassing a wide array of scientific approaches and fields. The 2023 CVCRC will be hosted by the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center on December 1-2, 2023.

Event registration is closed.

Keynote Speakers


Friday, December 1

5 p.m.:  Registration Opens

6-6:10 p.m.Welcome, Abbott Auditorium (Dr. Amy Bouton, UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center)

6:10-7 p.m.:  DEI Keynote, Abbott Auditorium (Dr. Clayton Yates, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

7-9 p.m.:  Reception and Poster Session, PepsiCo Room and Saunders South Lounge*

Saturday, December 2

7-7:45 a.m.:  Breakfast, Saunders Hall Cafeteria

8-9:30 a.m.:  Scientific Session 1 (7 concurrent sessions)

9:30-9:45 a.m.:  Break

9:45-11:15 a.m.:  Scientific Session 2 (7 concurrent sessions)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:  Keynote, Abbott Auditorium: Cellular Plasticity in Pancreatic Cancer Initiation and Progression (Dr. Howard Crawford, Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center)

12:30-1:30 p.m.:  Lunch, Saunders Hall Cafeteria

1:45-3:15 p.m.:  Scientific Session 3 (8 concurrent sessions)

3:30 p.m.:  Award ceremony, Abbott Auditorium

To view Scientific Programs and Abstracts, click here.

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UVA Darden School of Business
100 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Parking and Access

Upon arriving on Darden’s Grounds via Massie Road, turn onto Duffy Boulevard and drive up the hill toward the building with the large set of steps (Saunders Hall). There, turn right on Darden Boulevard and proceed to the Darden Parking Garage. If the garage is full, please park in the D1 lot to the left of Saunders Hall.

After parking, please go to the Abbott Center Auditorium on the ground floor of the Abbott Center Building, indicated by an orange star on this map. Should you arrive after 7 p.m., please go through the main doors of Saunders Hall for the Reception and Poster Session, indicated by the green diamond on the map.


Blocked hotel rooms are no longer available, but we suggest contacting the hotels listed below for availability. When reserving a room, mention that you are attending CVCRC:

Courtyard Marriott Charlottesville – University Medical Center
1201 W Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hampton Inn & Suites – Charlottesville at the University
900 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903