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Vital Signs: Tobacco tax revenues can bring public health benefits


Tobacco taxes are an excise tax on the sale of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. Tobacco taxes are known as one of the most effective tobacco control interventions to prevent youths…

Survivors, health group urge people to overcome fears, undergo colorectal cancer screening


Yvonne Edwards faced her fears, including anxiety about the unknown, and she’s likely alive today because of her strength. Now, she’s encouraging others to do the same. Edwards is one…

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…

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…