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 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.

Our Cancer Center Mission

The mission of the University of Virginia Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer for patients today, through skilled, integrated and compassionate care; and to eliminate the threat of cancer for patients tomorrow, through research and education.
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Mid-Atlantic Tobacco Summit

This 2nd Annual Summit will bring together tobacco control and college and university health educators and champions from across the Mid-Atlantic region to develop strategies to improve tobacco prevention and control strategies in higher education institutions.
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Southwest Virginia Community Advisory Board

The Southwest Virginia Community Advisory Board engages local stakeholders to address cancer disparities and access to care in rural Appalachia.  The board is made up of cancer survivors, community members, healthcare professionals, and government and nonprofit organizations.  Together, the board is committed to eliminating cancer in Southwest Virginia.
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Lay Health Navigators Key to Cervical Cancer Prevention, UVA Study Finds

In Appalachia, women die from cervical cancer at rates a fifth to a third higher than elsewhere in Virginia. According to new research just published by Emma Mitchell, a University…

Local Hero Spotlight: C’Ville Walks with Heart

Walking is the easiest form of exercise. You can do it almost anywhere. To get moving, all you need is a good pair of walking shoes. Targeted primarily to individuals…

UVA researchers look at ways to lower rates of cervical cancer in Virginia

Women living in Virginia’s Appalachian counties are not only more likely to have cervical cancer than those living elsewhere, but their diagnoses tend to come after the cancer has spread,…

iTHRIV and community groups partner to address health needs across Virginia

Four biomedical research projects to improve the health of Virginians, including a project in the New River Valley for colorectal cancer screening, will be funded by the integrated Translational Health…

In the coalfield, UVA telemedicine provides antidote to doctor shortages, poor health

UVA telemedicine has been providing care for patients in Southwest Virginia for over 20 years. Read More >>

The Power of Social Marketing for Health Behaviors

This webinar introduces social marketing for health promotion, including basic principles and real-life examples. Social marketing uses techniques of commercial marketing (i.e., advertising, product placement) to improve health or social…
Feb
28

Let’s Talk: Guts & Butts

Join us for this FREE EVENT to learn more about colorectal cancer and why early detection is so important!
Mar
4

Let’s Talk: Guts & Butts

Join us for this FREE EVENT to learn more about colorectal cancer and why early detection is so important!
Mar
14

Let’s Talk: Guts & Butts

Join us for this FREE EVENT to learn more about colorectal cancer and why early detection is so important!
Mar
24

CCWW Southwest Virginia Community Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

The next quarterly meeting for the SWVA Community Advisory Board will be March 31st from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia.  If you…
Mar
31