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About the UVA Cancer Center

The UVA Cancer Center Mission

The mission of the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer for the patients of today, through skilled, integrated, and compassionate care and to eliminate the threat of cancer for the patients of tomorrow, through research and education in an environment that promotes diversity and equity.

Our vision is to achieve NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, provide the premier patient experience from diagnosis through survivorship, and become the cancer center of choice for patients, physicians, and employees.

Statement on Diversity

For over 30 years, the University of Virginia Cancer Center has been conducting cutting-edge cancer research and providing exceptional cancer care to its community. The Cancer Center recognizes that diversity results in creative energy and innovative insights which are essential for the intellectual rigor of the Cancer Center and the social fabric of its community. As an NCI-designated Cancer Center and a scholarly community, the Cancer Center embraces its internal and external communities of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, ableness, national and international backgrounds, without regard to religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation.

The Cancer Center is committed to promoting inclusion and equity among its internal and external communities by creating an environment that supports and enables the success of a diverse community. The Cancer Center celebrates diversity in all its human dimensions, and sponsors and supports opportunities that allow for respectful and civil interactions among all individuals associated with the Cancer Center.

Who We Are

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Treating Your Cancer. Caring for You.

We commit to treating the whole person, not just the disease. Your healing requires emotional support at every stage of your journey. Dedicated to equity, we work to make sure treatment matches your personal values and goals.

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Center-Wide Accreditations

UVA Cancer Center is accredited by numerous institutions for excellence in patient care and safety, using advanced technology for cancer screening and treatments, achievements in nursing, research discoveries and more. 

National Cancer Institute

UVA Cancer Center is part of an elite group of 71 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers.

Commission on Cancer 

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), has accredited our cancer center. The CoC recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary, patient-centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Becker's Hospital Review 

University of Virginia Medical Center has been named by Becker's as one of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs 2018," our sixth consecutive year. 

U.S. News & World Report

We're rated "high performing" by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021. This places us among the top 10% of cancer centers in the nation.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Magnet®

Magnet organizations are recognized for superior nursing processes and quality patient care, which lead to the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction.

Prevention
cancer education community program

Whether you're at high risk or not, follow healthy habits that help prevent cancer. We're here to guide you. Our Learning Resource Center has a number of resources and staff to get you started.

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Screening
Patient in a cancer genetic counseling session

Our screening technologies and methods help us catch cancer as soon as possible. Genetic counselors analyze factors that put you at high risk. High-risk patients receive routine screenings.

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Care
Patient discusses cancer care with provider

At UVA, you'll find advanced therapies and technologies that target tumors with accuracy. We have some of the most advanced options you can find to treat cancer.

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Specific Accreditations & Partnerships

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

UVA Breast Care Program has earned full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

American College of Radiology

UVA Cancer Center has earned the following from American College of Radiology:

  • Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) 

FACT-accredited organizations pursue and maintain accreditation through a rigorous process, showing that patient care is their number one priority. 

National Marrow Donor Program: Be the Match 

The National Marrow Donor Program®(NMDP) - Be The Match® is a global leader in facilitating bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants. We work to save the lives of patients with hematologic cancers, genetic disorders, and other diseases.

Partnerships

OncLive

UVA Cancer Center has joined OncLive's Strategic Alliance Partnership Initiative to receive the latest in oncology resources and information related to patient care. Visit our OncLive partner page.

ORIEN

UVA is part of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), one of the largest cancer research networks in the USA. We use the Partners in Discovery for Total Cancer Care at UVA protocol to share information and specimens with other researchers in the network.