Cancer Center Without Walls

UVA’s Cancer Center Without Walls addresses the burden of cancer across Virginia and beyond by working with communities to identify and address their needs through the dissemination of evidence-based cancer control and prevention strategies.  This is made possible because of mutually responsive partnerships within the community and the diverse researchers at UVA Cancer Center. We aim to promote health equity in cancer prevention and control and strive to address disparities in our catchment area.

Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Our Cancer Center Mission

The mission of the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer for the patients of today, through skilled, integrated and compassionate care and to eliminate the threat of cancer for the patients of tomorrow, through research and education in an environment that promotes diversity and equity.
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Eliminate Tobacco Use Virginia Initiative

Tobacco remains a major public health problem across the country. The UVA Cancer Center is dedicated to eliminating tobacco use in the Commonwealth. The Eliminate Tobacco Use Virginia Initiative works across institutions of higher education to decrease tobacco use and shift social norms around smoking and tobacco use.
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Southwest Virginia Community Advisory Board

Community Advisory Boards

The COE has a strong history of developing and maintaining community advisory groups to advise and assist with our priorities. In addition to our Community Advisory Council, which serves the UVA Cancer Center, the Cancer Center also has regional, focused community groups. Below you can learn more about each group and its importance in impacting cancer in our community.
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UVA Cancer Center, Other Top U.S. Cancer Centers Urge Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccinations

UVA Cancer Center is joining 70 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and partner organizations in urging physicians, parents and young adults to get cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations back on track.…

Regional vaccine mistrust and hesitancy not new to public health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. But many question the vaccine's safety, even though the clinical trial data shows the vaccine is 95%…

Colorectal Cancer Awareness- Sharing Your Story

The Cancer Center Without Walls celebrated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month throughout March to bring support and awareness to colorectal cancer. Yvonne Ewards has been a school nurse for 26 years…

Area health advocate and cancer survivor encourages community to screen for colorectal cancer

For many, screening for colorectal cancer seems terrifying. Health advocate Betsy Grossman has experienced the screening and hopes that her story can help those concerned about the simple yet intimidating…

Averett University: Pittsylvania County a “high-risk zone” for radon

Students from Averett University are raising awareness among their classmates about the potential dangers of radon exposure. Marketing students are working with the Dan River Cancer Task Force to educate…

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