News and Highlights

Below are some news items involving the UVA Cancer Center’s Cancer Center Without Walls members. Select any link to read more about that topic.


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,…

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 >>

VCU, UVA To Conduct Parallel Surveys Of Underrepresented People At Risk For Cancer

To reduce cancer’s toll in under-served populations, both the University of Virginia Cancer Center and VCU’s Massey Cancer Center are beginning surveys of people who they say are too often…

Albemarle Co., Charlottesville Roll Out Toolkit to Teach Kids About Dangers of E-Cigarettes

A new toolkit will soon roll out in Albemarle County and Charlottesville schools focusing on e-cigarettes and vaping. Read More > >

To Reduce Cancer’s Terrible Toll, UVA Reaches Out to Those Often Left Unheard

With the help of the UVA Center for Survey Research, the UVA Cancer Center is preparing to collect opinions from people in the 94 localities that are home to more…

UVA House Call: Ann Rigdon, MSN RN OCN, On Colorectal Cancer Prevention

You may think you're too young to have it, or if it's not in your family history, you don't need to worry. Ann Rigdon from the UVA Cancer Center joins…

Appalachia’s Unseen Cancer Crisis

Rural Appalachia has gone from having the lowest cancer death rate in the country to the highest – and that’s just part of a growing cancer crisis in the region,…

Southwest Virginia Residents Sought to Direct Region’s Battle Against Cancer

A new University of Virginia Cancer Center initiative will empower Southwest Virginia residents to lead projects to better detect and prevent cancer in the region. Read More >>

University of Virginia Cancer Center Brings Tools to Smyth County

Efforts have been underway for nearly two decades to study the disparities in cancer cases throughout the state with the most recent program titled Cancer Center Without Walls Advisory Board.…

Telemedicine provides bladder cancer screenings to uninsured

A new study at the University of Virginia is providing patients in our area access to care without doctors being physically present. Researchers believe the screenings are the first of…