Dan-River Cancer Task Force

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The Dan-River Region Cancer Task Force is a collaboration of community organizations that provides guidance so that cancer control and prevention programs and research are connected and serving the best interest of those living in the region. The Task Force is a collaborative between the UVA Cancer Center and VCU Massey Cancer Center and has representation from over 20 regional organizations including representatives from healthcare, community based organizations and faith-based organizations.

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Featured Initiatives

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness


Promotes colorectal awareness and colorectal cancer screening through events such as Guts and Butts in the community


Cancer Resource Navigation


Provides resources and guidance on cancer screenings through local and statewide resources

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Radon Awareness


Promotes radon awareness to the community through partnerships and collaborations


The Cancer Task Force meets on the last Monday of every month from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to meet in person but can also participate virtually. Quarterly, we partner with The Health Collaborative and attend their meetings.

Partnering Organizations

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Lung Association
  • Centra Medica Group
  • Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association
  • Danville Community College School of Nursing
  • Danville – Pittsylvania Cancer Association
  • Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness & Ladies First
  • PATHS, Inc.




  • Southern Area Agency on Aging
  • Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate | Pittsylvania County Breast Health Ambassador
  • The Health Collaborative | Community Health Workers
  • Virginia Department of Health | Pittsylvania/Danville Health District
  • Sovah Health & Sovah Cancer Center
  • VCU Massey Cancer Center | Cancer Research and Resource Center
  • UVA Cancer Center