CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The American Cancer Society is helping make patients more comfortable at home by funding researchers at the University of Virginia.

On Friday, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and UVA School of Nursing received more than $2 million in grants. The money will go to supporting research on improving access to breast cancer screenings, options to manage pain and treatment for liver cancer.

"This funding is really important because it provides us with the ability to collect pilot data which allows us to test the technology and see if people like it, if they'll use it and if it does what we hope it will do and then using those results will allow us to continue the research and expend it in a bigger population,” said Virginia Lebaron, with the School of Nursing.

Currently, researchers are working on a project testing mobile and wireless technology to provide relief to patients and caretakers.