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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Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts

More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their…

Cancer centers address impact of COVID-19 pandemic on prevention, treatment

A consortium of 17 cancer centers in the United States, including UVA Cancer Center, have come together to better understand the consequences of the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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,…

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