Cohn and Loughran: UVA and Southwest Virginia — partners in better cancer care

Last month, the University of Virginia Cancer Center became the commonwealth’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of just 52 in the United States — and it wouldn’t have been possible without our neighbors and partners throughout Southwest Virginia.

When people think about what cancer centers do, they often think of teams of experts providing the latest treatments, or researchers toiling to develop potential breakthroughs in cancer care and prevention that are then tested in clinical trials.

But an essential part of being a truly comprehensive cancer center is outreach, education and community collaboration, and those bonds are strong here in Southwest Virginia. Receiving your input, feedback, partnership, and innovative ideas to address and prevent cancer is an essential part of being a comprehensive cancer center.

There are a host of examples of how Southwest Virginia residents are driving UVA Cancer Center’s prevention efforts. Read More >