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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…

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 > >

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…